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Pennsylvania

Religious Traditions, 2010

1,078,477 114,337 1,773,491 61,042 3,503,028 308,065 5,863,939
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational adherents include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The 2010 reports contain incomplete counts of congregations and adherents belonging to the eight largest historically African-American denominations. These denominations are not included in the 2000 reports and are largely missing from the 1990 and 1980 reports.
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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1,365 3,503,028 275.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2,241 591,734 46.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1,242 501,974 39.5
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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1,532 384,912 30.3
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1,011 241,659 19.0
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 627 180,248 14.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 416 138,255 10.9
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 381 106,689 8.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 331 84,482 6.7
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 99 80,487 6.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 381 60,116 4.7
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 397 58,009 4.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 245 50,899 4.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 108 49,794 3.9
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 100 46,489 3.7
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 241 45,418 3.6
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 46 38,899 3.1
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 41 35,412 2.8
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 248 34,344 2.7
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 150 31,195 2.5
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 89 31,161 2.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 159 25,986 2.0
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 16 25,212 2.0
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 112 23,331 1.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 121 22,658 1.8
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 59 22,275 1.8
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 152 21,391 1.7
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 158 21,059 1.7
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 114 19,146 1.5
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 63 19,091 1.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 120 18,752 1.5
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 37 18,685 1.5
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 86 18,607 1.5
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 84 17,861 1.4
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 41 14,285 1.1
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 10 13,948 1.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 63 12,968 1.0
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 89 12,392 1.0
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 78 11,919 0.9
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness 44 11,892 0.9
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 138 10,595 0.8
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 88 10,354 0.8
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 83 9,430 0.7
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 38 7,936 0.6
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 23 7,610 0.6
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 12 7,162 0.6
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 51 6,846 0.5
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 18 6,817 0.5
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 20 6,688 0.5
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 96 6,288 0.5
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 21 6,028 0.5
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 13 5,726 0.5
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 31 4,821 0.4
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 24 4,620 0.4
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 22 4,556 0.4
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 34 4,513 0.4
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 13 4,359 0.3
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 18 3,750 0.3
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 7 3,547 0.3
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 21 3,063 0.2
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 34 3,056 0.2
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 3,000 0.2
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 2,752 0.2
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 2,736 0.2
Schwenkfelder Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 2,695 0.2
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 13 2,603 0.2
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 14 2,523 0.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 22 2,271 0.2
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 14 2,227 0.2
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 49 2,126 0.2
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 6 2,100 0.2
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 2,076 0.2
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 8 1,964 0.2
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 12 1,922 0.2
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 8 1,910 0.2
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 12 1,884 0.1
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 18 1,834 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 30 1,766 0.1
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 17 1,605 0.1
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 8 1,540 0.1
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 1,532 0.1
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 15 1,530 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 22 1,448 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 14 1,234 0.1
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 9 1,162 0.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 1,155 0.1
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 1,050 0.1
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 965 0.1
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 11 835 0.1
United Zion Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 12 721 0.1
Mennonite Christian Fellowship* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 676 0.1
Unaffiliated Conservative Amish Mennonite Church* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 676 0.1
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 615 0.0
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 5 605 0.0
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 600 0.0
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 558 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 6 558 0.0
Old Order River Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 537 0.0
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 490 0.0
Bruderhof Communities, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 434 0.0
Maranatha Amish Mennonite* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 409 0.0
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 402 0.0
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 374 0.0
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 364 0.0
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 362 0.0
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 327 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 311 0.0
Georgian Orthodox Parishes in the United States Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 310 0.0
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 301 0.0
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 290 0.0
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 260 0.0
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 223 0.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 214 0.0
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 174 0.0
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 127 0.0
Reformed Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 125 0.0
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 96 0.0
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 84 0.0
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 80 0.0
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 76 0.0
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 50 0.0
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 42 0.0
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 3 36 0.0
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 27 0.0
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 22 0.0
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 12 0.0
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 72 --- ---
Assemblies of God International Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 10 --- ---
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 --- ---
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 112 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 22 --- ---
Canadian and American Reformed Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 19 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 31 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 --- ---
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 14 --- ---
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 54 --- ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 22 --- ---
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 --- ---
Free Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 28 --- ---
Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 59 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 57 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 4 --- ---
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 37 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 --- ---
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant
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3 --- ---
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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16 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 6 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 245 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 26 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 3 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 14 --- ---
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 32 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 --- ---
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 31 --- ---
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 36 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 24 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 6 --- ---
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
Tao Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 2 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 22 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 49 --- ---
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 9 --- ---
Totals: 15,359 6,838,440  

The population of Pennsylvania was 12,702,379 in 2010; in 2000 it was 12,281,054. The total population changed 3.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (6,838,440) included 53.8% of the total population in 2010.

* In an effort to better match the ASARB standards for adherents, a few religious bodies changed the way their adherents were reported in 2010, including the Catholic Church, Amish groups, Friends groups, Jewish groups, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Non-denominational Christian Churches, and the United Methodist Church. This change does not affect any of the data in the newly released 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. In fact, the data for these groups are now more comparable to that of other bodies than it was in previous decadal reports.

However, the change in methodology can distort assessments on growth or decline between 2000 and 2010 for each of these groups. County-level 2000 data using the new methodology are not readily available. ASARB staff has adjusted some 2000 county-level adherent statistics to allow for a more accurate picture on growth or decline. The revised maps and charts are now available on-line at www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

2010 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 236 religious groups, providing information on the number of their congregations and adherents within each state and county in the United States. Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E. Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study, published by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). [More information on the data collection]

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2010 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of 7.6 in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that about 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County were Episcopalian.