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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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 636 4.7
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 118 0.9
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 177 1.3
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 28 24,544 179.7
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 --- ---
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 86 0.6
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 100 0.7
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 916 6.7
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 94 0.7
Bruderhof Communities, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 434 3.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 839 6.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 8 1,288 9.4
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 120 0.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 668 4.9
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 60 0.4
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 13 1,173 8.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 340 2.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 2 239 1.7
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 742 5.4
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 --- ---
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 915 6.7
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 192 1.4
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 65 0.5
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
22 4,160 30.5
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 286 2.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 192 1.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 239 1.7
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 12 2,823 20.7
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 6 2,043 15.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 7 3,086 22.6
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 30 3,313 24.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 47 8,852 64.8
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 41 0.3
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 283 2.1
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 20 0.1
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 8 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 397 2.9
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 158 1.2
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 5 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 812 5.9
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 59 0.4
Totals: 264 60,518  

The population of Fayette County, Pennsylvania was 136,606 in 2010; in 2000 it was 148,644. The total population changed -8.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (60,518) included 44.3% 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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