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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 Adherence Rate
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 376 88,950 37.8
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 350 773,341 328.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 341 118,148 50.1
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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216 66,951 28.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 188 71,476 30.3
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 85 25,622 10.9
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 68 4,697 2.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 65 19,098 8.1
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 56 17,334 7.4
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 47 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 47 --- ---
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 46 6,488 2.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 44 8,659 3.7
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 43 9,058 3.8
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 39 4,218 1.8
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 31 2,629 1.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 31 7,249 3.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 27 2,749 1.2
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 26 3,858 1.6
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 26 4,386 1.9
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 25 6,570 2.8
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 25 3,207 1.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 25 8,416 3.6
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 22 3,125 1.3
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 21 5,372 2.3
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 21 2,115 0.9
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 21 6,611 2.8
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 18 8,324 3.5
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 17 2,604 1.1
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 16 2,264 1.0
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 1,913 0.8
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 16 2,522 1.1
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 15 528 0.2
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 15 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 14 4,878 2.1
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 12 7,446 3.2
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 12 3,700 1.6
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 4,588 1.9
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 --- ---
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 10 1,269 0.5
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 9 2,939 1.2
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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9 --- ---
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 9 --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 9 8,883 3.8
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 1,099 0.5
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 8 754 0.3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 316 0.1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 8 --- ---
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 8 1,620 0.7
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 8 1,191 0.5
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 --- ---
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 2,895 1.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 557 0.2
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 6 1,639 0.7
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 914 0.4
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 6 3,207 1.4
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 5 --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 5 790 0.3
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 450 0.2
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 5 1,127 0.5
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 4 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 4 3,700 1.6
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 349 0.1
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 261 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 276 0.1
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 478 0.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 539 0.2
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 --- ---
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 3 96 0.0
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 3 4,001 1.7
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 --- ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 223 0.1
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 201 0.1
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 209 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 154 0.1
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 107 0.0
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 260 0.1
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 127 0.1
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 235 0.1
Bruderhof Communities, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 434 0.2
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 353 0.1
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 --- ---
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 2 6,700 2.8
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 293 0.1
Jain Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 160 0.1
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 175 0.1
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 100 0.0
Assemblies of God International Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 89 0.0
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 270 0.1
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 22 0.0
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 66 0.0
Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 60 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 45 0.0
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 71 0.0
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 548 0.2
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 113 0.0
Totals: 2,773 1,359,459  

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.

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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