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Lebanon County (Pennsylvania)

Religious Traditions, 2010

13,839 55 29,373 12,218 228 1,294 76,561
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 33 12,014 99.84
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 23 8,645 71.85
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 21 9,973 82.88
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 10 3,535 29.38
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 9 13,946 115.90
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 9 1,131 9.40
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 552 4.59
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 484 4.02
Old Order Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 1,294 10.75
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 1,235 10.26
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 498 4.14
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 386 3.21
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 111 0.92
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 534 4.44
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 903 7.50
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 303 2.52
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 169 1.40
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 97 0.81
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 503 4.18
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 265 2.20
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 37 0.31
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
1 900 7.48
Jewish Other Judaism 1 350 2.91
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 283 2.35
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 47 0.39
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 122 1.01
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 119 0.99
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 108 0.90
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 0 0.00
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 4 0.03
Totals: 152 58,548  

The population of Lebanon County, Pennsylvania was 120,327 in 2000; in 1990 it was 113,744. The total population changed 5.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (58,548) included 48.7% 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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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