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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
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 16 235 0.10
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 96 0.04
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 91 27,236 11.20
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 12 3,125 1.29
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 10 4,194 1.73
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 62 17,970 7.39
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 148 0.06
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 1,361 0.56
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 194 0.08
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 8 684 0.28
Bruderhof Communities, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 264 0.11
Buddhists Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 414 1,001,674 412.03
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 60 15,578 6.41
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 27 8,208 3.38
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 47 9,283 3.82
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 19 3,479 1.43
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 19 1,915 0.79
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 597 0.25
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 16 5,152 2.12
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 26 3,789 1.56
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 37 5,163 2.12
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 28 2,455 1.01
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 23 3,667 1.51
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 5 414 0.17
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 1,485 0.61
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,005 0.41
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 521 0.21
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 68 19,695 8.10
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 128 0.05
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 2,130 0.88
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 224 88,814 36.53
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 760 0.31
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 93 0.04
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 34 2,916 1.20
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 42 0.02
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 1,305 0.54
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 13 8,676 3.57
Hindus Other Other Groups 6 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 6,578 2.71
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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5 4,500 1.85
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 182 0.07
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 265 0.11
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 826 0.34
Jain Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 38 40,580 16.69
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 36 8,802 3.62
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 518 0.21
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 97 0.04
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 54 0.02
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 7 7,952 3.27
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 495 0.20
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 119 0.05
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 285 0.12
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 66 0.03
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 23 2,634 1.08
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 67 0.03
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 435 0.18
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 409 122,638 50.45
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 26 4,865 2.00
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 607 0.25
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 24 6,834 2.81
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 7 4,592 1.89
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 14 2,469 1.02
Sikh Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 26 5,351 2.20
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 8 3,255 1.34
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 7 1,093 0.45
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 53 8,869 3.65
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 389 127,915 52.62
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 171 0.07
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 2,452 1.01
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 253 0.10
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 2,483 1,610,270  

The population of the Pittsburgh, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 2,431,087 in 2000; in 1990 it was 2,468,289. The total population changed -1.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,610,270) included 66.2% 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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