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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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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents % Change
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +8 +67 +18.9%
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +2 +213 +131.5%
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +1 -251 -60.3%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness +1 -383 -41.3%
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 -269 -13.3%
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 +33 +126.9%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +1 -415 -60.1%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +1 +21 +11.8%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +1 +93 +172.2%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal +1 +45 +52.9%
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +0 -20 -55.6%
Bahá'í Other Other Groups +0 +5 +26.3%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 -28 -0.9%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement +0 -136 -15.9%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 -123 -20.6%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints +0 +183 +39.5%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement +0 +29 +8.7%
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 -140 -26.1%
Jain Other Other Groups +0 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +0 -263 -35.7%
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -182 -48.7%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 +317 +50.1%
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -54 -35.5%
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -302 -57.9%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +0 -61 -43.9%
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) -1 -988 -47.6%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -1 -274 -12.4%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement -1 +7 +0.3%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -1 -14 -16.9%
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist -1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness -1 -78 -7.2%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness -1 -778 -68.7%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism -2 -997 -71.7%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness -2 -339 -77.9%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist -3 -682 -30.6%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -3 -426 -28.6%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -3 -1,842 -37.4%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -3 -546 -1.9%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran -6 -2,918 -12.4%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -6 -3,134 -20.4%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism -9 -9,917 -7.5%
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Assemblies of God International Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: -26 -24,547 -11%

The population of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania was 365,169 in 2010; in 2000 it was 369,993. The total population changed -1.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (219,820) included 60.2% of the total population in 2010.

The population of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania was 369,993 in 2000; in 1990 it was 370,321. The total population changed -0.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (237,503) included 64.2% of the total population in 2000.

* 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 www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

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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