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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
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2,568 722,871 60.8
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1,854 3,675,250 309.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1,390 682,111 57.4
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1,122 388,774 32.7
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 796 284,275 23.9
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 437 113,025 9.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 403 138,152 11.6
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 376 55,596 4.7
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 352 74,616 6.3
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 259 37,006 3.1
Jewish Other Judaism 257 329,651 27.7
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 248 57,368 4.8
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 205 30,550 2.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 156 26,626 2.2
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 154 21,642 1.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 141 10,754 0.9
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 133 26,307 2.2
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 132 29,581 2.5
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 127 18,579 1.6
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 120 6,397 0.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 120 24,782 2.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 95 12,694 1.1
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 94 12,982 1.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 92 11,937 1.0
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 92 23,850 2.0
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 90 12,081 1.0
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 85 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 83 24,488 2.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 82 15,842 1.3
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 81 8,163 0.7
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 74 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 74 12,496 1.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 69 17,619 1.5
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 64 --- ---
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 56 1,459 0.1
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 54 28,041 2.4
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 53 --- ---
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 49 9,566 0.8
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 46 5,155 0.4
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 46 2,011 0.2
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 46 5,267 0.4
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 39 7,954 0.7
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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36 20,185 1.7
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 35 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 35 6,455 0.5
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 34 7,453 0.6
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 32 3,121 0.3
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 31 3,282 0.3
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 26 11,724 1.0
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 18 2,172 0.2
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 17 2,089 0.2
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 16 3,188 0.3
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 20,500 1.7
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 16 1,290 0.1
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 15 1,915 0.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 1,016 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 571 0.0
United Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 770 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 1,796 0.2
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 3,991 0.3
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 1,076 0.1
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 592 0.0
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 758 0.1
Old Order River Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 442 0.0
Schwenkfelder Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 3,031 0.3
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 374 0.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 430 0.0
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 --- ---
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 151 0.0
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 588 0.0
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 142 0.0
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 161 0.0
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 70 0.0
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 171 0.0
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 46 0.0
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 261 0.0
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 791 0.1
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Communal 2 450 0.0
Orthodox Church in America: Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Regular Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 118 0.0
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 7,500 0.6
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 265 0.0
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 255 0.0
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 94 0.0
General Six Principle Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 25 0.0
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 24 0.0
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 7 0.0
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 21 0.0
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 500 0.0
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 215,320 18.1
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Totals: 13,284 7,290,699  

The population of Pennsylvania was 11,881,643 in 1990; in 1980 it was 11,863,895. The total population changed 0.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (7,290,699) included 61.4% of the total population in 1990.

* 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.