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Northumberland County (Pennsylvania)

Religious Traditions, 2010

9,794 118 21,455 14,540 76 2,662 45,883
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 12 14,540 153.82
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 32 7,945 84.05
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 33 7,249 76.69
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 20 3,877 41.01
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
12 1,983 20.98
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,931 20.43
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 1,626 17.20
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 1,282 13.56
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 900 9.52
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 878 9.29
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 691 7.31
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 684 7.24
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 675 7.14
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 620 6.56
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 569 6.02
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 565 5.98
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 537 5.68
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 519 5.49
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 487 5.15
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 275 2.91
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 230 2.43
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 135 1.43
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 118 1.25
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 113 1.20
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 85 0.90
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 76 0.80
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 54 0.57
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 1 0.01
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 3 --- ---
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Totals: 187 48,645  

The population of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania was 94,528 in 2010; in 2000 it was 94,556. The total population changed 0.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (48,645) included 51.5% 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 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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