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Pittsburgh, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

174,119 20,976 326,125 16,405 773,341 48,493 996,826
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
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +8 +3,828 +503.7%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints +2 +3,172 +61.6%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness -4 +1,756 +11.3%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +3 +1,128 +6.3%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist -1 +765 +35.9%
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints +0 +376 +90.8%
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 +307 +179.5%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement -1 +294 +12.0%
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist -1 +293 +124.7%
Bruderhof Communities, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 +170 +64.4%
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +1 +111 +61.0%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal +1 +98 +9.0%
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +2 +95 +74.2%
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 +70 +10.2%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +2 +53 +2.1%
Bahá'í Other Other Groups +1 +41 +21.1%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist +1 +41 +34.5%
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist -1 +4 +4.2%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -3 -2 -0.1%
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups +0 -9 -16.7%
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -21 -14.2%
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -1 -27 -29.0%
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 -71 -13.6%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +0 -78 -30.8%
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +3 -91 -9.1%
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 -131 -46.0%
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 -159 -36.6%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 -169 -32.6%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness -3 -223 -3.3%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 -269 -32.6%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -4 -281 -47.1%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -4 -286 -57.8%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness -3 -287 -9.8%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -479 -9.8%
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups +5 -506 -6.4%
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) -2 -519 -19.7%
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -1 -542 -14.8%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -1 -582 -15.4%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement -3 -624 -6.7%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +42 -654 -12.2%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness -2 -875 -25.2%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness +2 -945 -18.3%
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) -1 -1,255 -29.9%
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) -1 -1,385 -30.2%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran -5 -1,553 -17.6%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist -6 -1,614 -5.9%
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -1,635 -50.2%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement -2 -1,638 -20.0%
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) -2 -1,856 -59.4%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness -7 -1,913 -78.0%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -7 -2,381 -26.8%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +1 -3,798 -43.8%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -48 -9,767 -7.6%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism -43 -11,279 -57.3%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran -36 -17,338 -19.5%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -33 -33,688 -27.5%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism -64 -228,333 -22.8%
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Assemblies of God International Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +1 --- ---
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist -2 --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist -1 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 --- ---
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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Jain Other Other Groups +0 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism --- --- ---
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist -1 --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist +2 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups +0 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups +0 --- ---
Totals: -214 -314,661 -20%

The population of the Pittsburgh, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 2,356,285 in 2010; in 2000 it was 2,431,087. The total population changed -3.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,359,459) included 57.7% of the total population in 2010.

The population of the Pittsburgh, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 2,431,087 in 2000; in 1990 it was 2,468,289. The total population changed -1.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,610,270) included 66.2% of the total population in 2000.

Pittsburgh, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 7 counties: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, Butler County, Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, Washington County, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

* 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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