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Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

Religious Traditions, 2010

26,600 1,320 67,009 2,036 121,691 1,164 145,349
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 78 150,593 406.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 78 29,864 80.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 52 25,326 68.4
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 48 17,884 48.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 26 6,870 18.6
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 3,379 9.1
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 1,992 5.4
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 11 3,202 8.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 10 3,008 8.1
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 1,999 5.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 6 1,363 3.7
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 317 0.9
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 403 1.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 429 1.2
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 1,357 3.7
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 572 1.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 5 264 0.7
Jewish Other Judaism 5 7,430 20.1
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 4 --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 427 1.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 938 2.5
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 53 0.1
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 216 0.6
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 270 0.7
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 3 940 2.5
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 373 1.0
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 103 0.3
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 818 2.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 71 0.2
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 366 1.0
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 135 0.4
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 75 0.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 268 0.7
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
1 700 1.9
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 232 0.6
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 27 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 266 0.7
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 132 0.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 73 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 189 0.5
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 1,624 4.4
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Totals: 435 264,548  

The population of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania was 370,321 in 1990; in 1980 it was 392,294. The total population changed -5.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (264,548) included 71.4% 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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