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New Castle, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

11,739 738 13,990 25,113 761 1,154 37,613
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Orthodox 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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 36 0.38
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 665 7.03
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 207 2.19
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 644 6.80
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 1,827 19.30
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 18 0.19
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 17 32,724 345.76
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 1,156 12.21
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 395 4.17
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 884 9.34
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 99 1.05
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 182 1.92
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 50 0.53
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 224 2.37
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 209 2.21
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 64 0.68
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 283 2.99
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 917 9.69
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 682 7.21
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 101 1.07
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 4 1,522 16.08
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 303 3.20
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 316 3.34
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 1.58
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 87 0.92
Jewish Other Judaism 1 200 2.11
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 159 1.68
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 40 0.42
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 163 1.72
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 14 938 9.91
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 62 0.66
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 37 10,639 112.41
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 410 4.33
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 61 0.64
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 419 4.43
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 44 0.46
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 102 1.08
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 17 4,384 46.32
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 400 4.23
Totals: 153 61,766  

The population of the New Castle, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area was 94,643 in 2000; in 1990 it was 96,246. The total population changed -1.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (61,766) included 65.3% of the total population in 2000.

* 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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.

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