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