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Pittsburgh, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

174,119 20,976 326,125 773,341 16,405 48,493 996,826
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
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 17 10,293 3.89
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 0 0 0.00
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 96 27,203 10.27
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 45 10,854 4.10
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 8 890 0.34
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 132 0.05
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 516 1,183,856 446.91
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 58 9,503 3.59
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 14 940 0.35
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 30 9,970 3.76
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 50 13,150 4.96
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 1,997 0.75
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 92 0.03
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 0 0 0.00
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 22 7,749 2.93
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 1,057 0.40
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 14 3,976 1.50
Church of Jesus Christ, The (Bickertonites) Other Latter-day Saints 9 534 0.20
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 24 5,511 2.08
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 41 6,792 2.56
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 25 2,358 0.89
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 912 0.34
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 444 0.17
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 66 23,548 8.89
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 363 0.14
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 122 0.05
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 262 0.10
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 252 113,710 42.93
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 42 8,907 3.36
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 309 0.12
General Church of the New Jerusalem Other Spiritualist 1 117 0.04
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 5 1,077 0.41
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Communal 0 0 0.00
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 0 0 0.00
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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0 0 0.00
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 375 0.14
Jewish Other Judaism 24 11,769 4.44
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 53 0.02
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 39 11,327 4.28
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 307 0.12
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 134 0.05
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 68 0.03
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 1,379 0.52
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 714 0.27
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 156 0.06
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 675 0.25
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 371 0.14
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 451 197,031 74.38
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 2,853 1.08
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 1,185 0.45
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 1,158 0.44
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 24 10,385 3.92
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 13 2,076 0.78
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 16 3,687 1.39
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 1 70 0.03
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 6 895 0.34
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 68 17,836 6.73
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 417 162,304 61.27
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 312 0.12
Totals: 2,513 1,873,748  

The population of the Pittsburgh, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 2,648,991 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,873,748) included 70.7% of the total population in 1980.

* 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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