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Fayette County, Pennsylvania

Religious Traditions, 2010

13,148 931 20,117 344 24,544 1,434 76,088
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 44 52,483 361.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 55 11,401 78.4
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 30 5,813 40.0
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 7 3,262 22.4
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 14 3,240 22.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 6 3,025 20.8
Jewish Other Judaism 2 2,916 20.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 14 1,690 11.6
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 1,214 8.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 7 1,133 7.8
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
2 950 6.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 905 6.2
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 883 6.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 827 5.7
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 673 4.6
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 503 3.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 474 3.3
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Communal 2 450 3.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 350 2.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 315 2.2
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 294 2.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 3 247 1.7
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 187 1.3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 186 1.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 160 1.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 153 1.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 130 0.9
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 129 0.9
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 125 0.9
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 103 0.7
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 90 0.6
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 81 0.6
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 48 0.3
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 12 0.1
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Totals: 253 94,452  

The population of Fayette County, Pennsylvania was 145,351 in 1990; in 1980 it was 159,417. The total population changed -8.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (94,452) included 65.0% 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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