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Religious Traditions, 2010

29,487 403 61,154 321,963 777 16,159 195,306
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 40 195,996 362.17
Jewish Other Judaism 10 36,283 67.04
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 40 25,856 47.78
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 31 16,362 30.23
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 18 12,770 23.60
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 23 9,348 17.27
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 18 6,313 11.67
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 21 4,921 9.09
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 3,718 6.87
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 3,297 6.09
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 1,900 3.51
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 12 1,893 3.50
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 1,463 2.70
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 7 1,280 2.37
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,192 2.20
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 612 1.13
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
1 600 1.11
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 540 1.00
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 521 0.96
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 418 0.77
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 380 0.70
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 291 0.54
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 278 0.51
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 273 0.50
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 273 0.50
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 235 0.43
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 209 0.39
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 205 0.38
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 179 0.33
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 168 0.31
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 167 0.31
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 153 0.28
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 144 0.27
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 136 0.25
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 120 0.22
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 95 0.18
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 78 0.14
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 66 0.12
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 52 0.10
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 45 0.08
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 44 0.08
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 0 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Totals: 305 328,874  

The population of Bucks County, Pennsylvania was 541,174 in 1990; in 1980 it was 479,211. The total population changed 12.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (328,874) included 60.8% 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 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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