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Religious Traditions, 2010

1,078,477 114,337 1,773,491 61,042 3,503,028 308,065 5,863,939
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
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +7 +22,536 +26.8%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints +6 +18,762 +60.5%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +155 +15,684 +35.3%
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups +42 +9,297 +13.1%
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +14 +5,754 +541.3%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist -19 +5,397 +4.1%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness -9 +4,973 +10.8%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +35 +4,625 +27.6%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +5 +3,818 +25.0%
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +5 +2,310 +542.3%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +18 +1,981 +9.3%
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 +1,950 +185.7%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +8 +1,834 +10.8%
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +2 +1,200 +133.3%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal +2 +1,158 +17.1%
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist -6 +1,061 +99.6%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness -10 +1,008 +3.3%
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +7 +900 +88.1%
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints -2 +791 +55.1%
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +5 +685 +59.6%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +6 +647 +39.8%
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +5 +574 +87.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement +1 +498 +4.9%
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -1 +433 +20.7%
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist +2 +343 +10.1%
Bahá'í Other Other Groups +2 +300 +18.9%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 +252 +336.0%
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +1 +250 +71.4%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +9 +222 +82.8%
Bruderhof Communities, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 +170 +64.4%
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +1 +144 +30.6%
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups +1 +138 +32.9%
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -1 +120 +8.1%
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +2 +75 +50.7%
Old Order River Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 +60 +12.6%
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist -2 +52 +1.9%
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +6 +29 +1.0%
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 +2 +2.7%
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -26 -21.3%
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -26 -49.1%
Reformed Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 -33 -20.9%
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -55 -30.2%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +0 -129 -24.3%
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -140 -63.6%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 -149 -41.0%
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -150 -75.0%
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -242 -30.3%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -11 -291 -14.1%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness -3 -453 -6.7%
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +3 -491 -29.8%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -9 -591 -61.9%
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -3 -686 -64.7%
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist -11 -738 -67.1%
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -1 -863 -22.0%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -1,128 -35.2%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement -7 -1,280 -5.3%
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +3 -1,283 -22.7%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness +3 -1,506 -5.5%
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -2 -1,596 -52.4%
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +2 -1,633 -7.2%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness -7 -2,033 -14.1%
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -2,250 -25.2%
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -3 -2,483 -24.6%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement +1 -2,865 -18.1%
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +5 -2,952 -23.8%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran -4 -3,154 -15.0%
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) -1 -4,139 -47.8%
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -4,210 -80.0%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -5,561 -22.9%
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) -1 -6,072 -56.8%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +5 -7,266 -13.8%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness -14 -9,088 -43.3%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -71 -13,871 -28.8%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism -82 -32,029 -27.5%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -108 -61,596 -25.5%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -201 -67,616 -10.3%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -72 -83,055 -25.6%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran -101 -109,939 -18.0%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism -259 -299,496 -7.9%
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Assemblies of God International Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +8 --- ---
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +10 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +10 --- ---
Canadian and American Reformed Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist -3 --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Free Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
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 -5 --- ---
Georgian Orthodox Parishes in the United States Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
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 Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant
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International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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Jain Other Other Groups -1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Maranatha Amish Mennonite* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Mennonite Christian Fellowship* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, 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 --- --- ---
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism --- --- ---
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist -8 --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist +8 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) -2 --- ---
Schwenkfelder Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups +0 --- ---
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
Tao Other Other Groups +0 --- ---
Unaffiliated Conservative Amish Mennonite Church* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
United Zion Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups -1 --- ---
Totals: -635 -623,131 -9%

The population of Pennsylvania was 12,702,379 in 2010; in 2000 it was 12,281,054. The total population changed 3.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (6,838,440) included 53.8% of the total population in 2010.

The population of Pennsylvania was 12,281,054 in 2000; in 1990 it was 11,881,643. The total population changed 3.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (7,116,698) included 57.9% 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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