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Beaver County (Pennsylvania)

Religious Traditions, 2010

11,390 3,117 23,930 46,096 2,834 1,367 81,805
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 26 64,413 355.06
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 32 10,689 58.92
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 38 10,037 55.33
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 21 7,973 43.95
Jewish Other Judaism 2 1,980 10.91
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,640 9.04
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 1,638 9.03
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,500 8.27
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 8 1,271 7.01
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 1,200 6.61
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 6 1,032 5.69
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 884 4.87
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 875 4.82
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 803 4.43
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 754 4.16
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 720 3.97
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 685 3.78
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 650 3.58
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 600 3.31
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 509 2.81
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 491 2.71
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 416 2.29
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 351 1.93
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 260 1.43
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 236 1.30
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 232 1.28
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 205 1.13
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 185 1.02
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 109 0.60
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 88 0.49
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 87 0.48
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 81 0.45
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 75 0.41
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 61 0.34
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 57 0.31
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 40 0.22
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 23 0.13
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 7 0.04
Totals: 209 112,857  

The population of Beaver County, Pennsylvania was 181,412 in 2000; in 1990 it was 186,093. The total population changed -2.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (112,857) included 62.2% 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 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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