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Religious Traditions, 2010

378,655 106,037 531,035 1,997,829 25,055 222,500 2,704,232
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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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 152 0.03
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 215 90,848 15.97
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 414 0.07
Amish; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 213 0.04
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 842 0.15
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 74 0.01
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 0.00
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,050 0.18
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 5,100 0.90
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 121 28,111 4.94
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 10 1,065 0.19
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 189 0.03
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 54 0.01
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 11 1,280 0.23
Buddhists Other Other Groups 26 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 465 1,976,988 347.62
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 28 4,174 0.73
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 427 0.08
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 926 0.16
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 268 0.05
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 29 4,749 0.84
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 42 4,565 0.80
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 867 0.15
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 30 11,501 2.02
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 18 2,652 0.47
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 34 5,776 1.02
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 45 4,234 0.74
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 93 0.02
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 4 609 0.11
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 27 4,449 0.78
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,349 0.24
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,086 0.19
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 122 0.02
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 287 0.05
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 249 84,018 14.77
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 14 2,283 0.40
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 225 126,248 22.20
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 383 0.07
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 672 0.12
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 89 11,647 2.05
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 24 6,198 1.09
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 9 11,208 1.97
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Vasiloupulis Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 923 0.16
Hindus Other Other Groups 8 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 4,000 0.70
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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25 24,837 4.37
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 1,321 0.23
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 1,109 0.20
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 139 0.02
Jain Other Other Groups 5 --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 124 267,820 47.09
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 24 5,579 0.98
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 0.04
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 800 0.14
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 900 0.16
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 89 14,354 2.52
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 13 1,061 0.19
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 52 0.01
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 594 0.10
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 48 77,434 13.62
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 74 0.01
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 245 0.04
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 742 0.13
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 1,389 0.24
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 13 1,198 0.21
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 9 3,938 0.69
Orthodox Church in America: Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 750 0.13
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 400 0.07
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 22 3,070 0.54
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 262 101,633 17.87
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 52 14,445 2.54
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 364 0.06
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 2,975 0.52
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 350 0.06
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 24 6,100 1.07
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 300 0.05
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 49 9,730 1.71
Sikh Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 139 39,142 6.88
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 --- ---
Tao Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 3,669 0.65
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 16 4,509 0.79
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 96 34,263 6.02
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 471 160,061 28.14
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 255 0.04
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 17 2,090 0.37
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 375 0.07
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 3,397 3,190,361  

The population of the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 5,687,147 in 2000; in 1990 it was 5,435,468. The total population changed 4.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (3,190,361) included 56.1% 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 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.


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