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Lackawanna County (Pennsylvania)

Religious Traditions, 2010

11,047 569 18,728 96,140 2,526 4,710 80,717
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 54 96,140 448.34
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 34 10,184 47.49
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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19 4,306 20.08
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 2,685 12.52
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 9 2,192 10.22
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 4,768 22.23
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 6 1,375 6.41
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 881 4.11
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 5 1,331 6.21
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 746 3.48
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 4 --- ---
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 500 2.33
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 898 4.19
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 3 925 4.31
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 730 3.40
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 88 0.41
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 569 2.65
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 2 22 0.10
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 131 0.61
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 330 1.54
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 52 0.24
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 80 0.37
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 0 0.00
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 55 0.26
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 35 0.16
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 788 3.67
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 40 0.19
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 161 0.75
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 529 2.47
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 200 0.93
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 31 0.14
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 70 0.33
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 1,742 8.12
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 77 0.36
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 0.70
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 125 0.58
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 459 2.14
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 202 0.94
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 116 0.54
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 7 0.03
Totals: 218 133,720  

The population of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania was 214,437 in 2010; in 2000 it was 213,295. The total population changed 0.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (133,720) included 62.4% of the total population in 2010.

* 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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