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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 4.17
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 15 334 0.14
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 94 26,241 10.63
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 10 2,003 0.81
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 56 15,389 6.23
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 265 0.11
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 41,961 17.00
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 8 852 0.35
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 119 0.05
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 489 1,083,711 439.05
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 61 10,414 4.22
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 11 1,149 0.47
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 29 9,896 4.01
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 56 11,973 4.85
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 63 0.03
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 12 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 22 3,472 1.41
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 17 1,574 0.64
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 521 0.21
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 14 4,309 1.75
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 28 3,993 1.62
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 41 4,823 1.95
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 32 2,604 1.05
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 22 3,548 1.44
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 42 0.02
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 358 0.15
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 66 20,728 8.40
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 1,562 0.63
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 240 97,189 39.38
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 791 0.32
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 183 0.07
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 40 2,845 1.15
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 318 0.13
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 13 --- ---
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Communal 2 450 0.18
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 7 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 4,800 1.94
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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8 4,575 1.85
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 427 0.17
Jewish Other Judaism 58 45,485 18.43
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 42 0.02
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 39 9,780 3.96
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 622 0.25
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 27 0.01
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 664 0.27
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 631 0.26
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 25 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 430 149,067 60.39
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 23 4,553 1.84
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 679 0.28
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 23 2,012 0.82
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 16 2,224 0.90
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 22 4,041 1.64
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 7 1,279 0.52
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 63 14,046 5.69
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 401 136,214 55.19
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 1,694 0.69
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 306 0.12
Totals: 2,615 1,747,141  

The population of the Pittsburgh, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 2,468,289 in 1990; in 1980 it was 2,648,991. The total population changed -6.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,747,141) included 70.8% 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.


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