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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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +155 +15,684 +35.3%
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups +42 +9,297 +13.1%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +35 +4,625 +27.6%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +18 +1,981 +9.3%
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +14 +5,754 +541.3%
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +10 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +10 --- ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +9 +222 +82.8%
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +8 --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +8 +1,834 +10.8%
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist +8 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +7 +22,536 +26.8%
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +7 +900 +88.1%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints +6 +18,762 +60.5%
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +6 +29 +1.0%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +6 +647 +39.8%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +5 -7,266 -13.8%
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +5 +685 +59.6%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +5 +3,818 +25.0%
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +5 +574 +87.0%
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +5 -2,952 -23.8%
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +5 +2,310 +542.3%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness +3 -1,506 -5.5%
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +3 -491 -29.8%
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +3 -1,283 -22.7%
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +2 +75 +50.7%
Bahá'í Other Other Groups +2 +300 +18.9%
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +2 -1,633 -7.2%
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist +2 +343 +10.1%
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%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement +1 -2,865 -18.1%
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +1 +144 +30.6%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement +1 +498 +4.9%
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups +1 +138 +32.9%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 +252 +336.0%
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +1 +250 +71.4%
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -2,250 -25.2%
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 +2 +2.7%
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 +1,950 +185.7%
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -4,210 -80.0%
Bruderhof Communities, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 +170 +64.4%
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -140 -63.6%
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -26 -21.3%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -5,561 -22.9%
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -55 -30.2%
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +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%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 -149 -41.0%
Old Order River Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 +60 +12.6%
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -1,128 -35.2%
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%
Sikh Other Other Groups +0 --- ---
Tao Other Other Groups +0 --- ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +0 -129 -24.3%
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) -1 -4,139 -47.8%
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -1 +433 +20.7%
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -1 +120 +8.1%
Jain Other Other Groups -1 --- ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -1 -863 -22.0%
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) -1 -6,072 -56.8%
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups -1 --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints -2 +791 +55.1%
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -2 -1,596 -52.4%
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist -2 +52 +1.9%
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) -2 --- ---
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -3 -686 -64.7%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist -3 --- ---
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness -3 -453 -6.7%
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -3 -2,483 -24.6%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran -4 -3,154 -15.0%
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist -5 --- ---
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist -6 +1,061 +99.6%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement -7 -1,280 -5.3%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness -7 -2,033 -14.1%
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist -8 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness -9 +4,973 +10.8%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -9 -591 -61.9%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness -10 +1,008 +3.3%
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist -11 -738 -67.1%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -11 -291 -14.1%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness -14 -9,088 -43.3%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist -19 +5,397 +4.1%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -71 -13,871 -28.8%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -72 -83,055 -25.6%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism -82 -32,029 -27.5%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran -101 -109,939 -18.0%
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%
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 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 --- --- ---
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 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 --- --- ---
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 Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant
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International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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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 --- --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism --- --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Schwenkfelder Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
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 --- --- ---
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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