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Beaver County, Pennsylvania

Religious Traditions, 2010

11,390 3,117 23,930 2,834 46,096 1,367 81,805
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic 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 22 46,096 270.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 28 10,096 59.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 17 6,560 38.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 35 6,501 38.1
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
14 1,866 10.9
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 1,630 9.6
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 1,299 7.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 1,127 6.6
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 920 5.4
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 6 850 5.0
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 812 4.8
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 803 4.7
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 800 4.7
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 771 4.5
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 744 4.4
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 732 4.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 632 3.7
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 628 3.7
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 588 3.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 578 3.4
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 549 3.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 544 3.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 505 3.0
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 400 2.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 3 310 1.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 2 295 1.7
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 270 1.6
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 260 1.5
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 255 1.5
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 236 1.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 156 0.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 150 0.9
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 134 0.8
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 1 112 0.7
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 103 0.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 69 0.4
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 67 0.4
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 66 0.4
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 60 0.4
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 50 0.3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 42 0.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 33 0.2
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 0 24 0.1
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 8 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 3 0.0
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 --- ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
2 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 6 --- ---
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Totals: 232 88,734  

The population of Beaver County, Pennsylvania was 170,539 in 2010; in 2000 it was 181,412. The total population changed -6.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (88,734) included 52.0% 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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