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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 % Change
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +261 +35,334 +142.6%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +30 +7,489 +47.3%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +29 +32,073 +43.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +28 +6,815 +57.1%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints +25 +25,306 +103.3%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +25 +2,812 +15.1%
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +21 --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +18 --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +16 +6,026 +761.8%
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +15 +2,471 +417.4%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +14 +9,525 +99.6%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +10 +1,255 +123.5%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +9 +319 +186.5%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness +8 +22,998 +281.7%
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +4 -583 -2.7%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +4 -577 -4.6%
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +3 -42 -15.8%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness +3 -640 -2.4%
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +3 +663 +116.1%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal +3 +1,481 +22.9%
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +2 +710 +278.4%
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist +2 +562 +17.6%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +2 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +2 -1,915 -48.0%
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +1 +241 +64.4%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist +1 --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +1 --- ---
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist +1 +956 +53.2%
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -2,940 -39.4%
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -4,500 -60.0%
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 -484 -23.2%
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist +0 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 +185 +130.3%
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 +6 +28.6%
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 +13 +8.1%
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran -1 --- ---
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -1 +608 +31.7%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist -1 -216 -50.2%
Old Order River Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -1 +95 +21.5%
Schwenkfelder Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -1 -336 -11.1%
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) -2 --- ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran -2 -356 -47.0%
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist -3 -21,195 -75.6%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist -3 -159 -1.5%
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -3 -702 -65.2%
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -3 -4,114 -35.1%
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -3 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist -6 -4,651 -26.4%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness -6 -302 -2.4%
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist -7 +667 +45.7%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -7 -11,950 -20.8%
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist -8 -3,133 -39.4%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran -8 -5,989 -25.1%
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -9 -1,834 -55.9%
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist -10 --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist -12 -3,649 -13.9%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -12 -1,808 -83.2%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness -14 +13,893 +37.5%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -16 -245 -12.2%
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist -18 -10,435 -35.3%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist -21 +25,230 +22.3%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness -24 -109 -1.7%
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist -27 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science -33 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist -37 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism -72 -53,670 -38.8%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -111 -147,115 -37.8%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -128 -21,252 -38.2%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran -148 -180,137 -26.4%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -169 -104,027 -36.6%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -327 -131,137 -18.1%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism -489 -172,222 -4.7%
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Totals: -1,202 -694,691 -11%

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.

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.