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Monroe County (Pennsylvania)

Religious Traditions, 2010

15,363 15,128 41,650 580 3,437 93,684
Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Orthodox 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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 10 41,650 245.23
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 9,587 56.45
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 19 6,148 36.20
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 11 5,738 33.78
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
17 2,821 16.61
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 1,395 8.21
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 2 1,333 7.85
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 1,220 7.18
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 812 4.78
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 798 4.70
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 647 3.81
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 621 3.66
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 432 2.54
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 375 2.21
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 350 2.06
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 294 1.73
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 250 1.47
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 230 1.35
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 215 1.27
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 187 1.10
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 156 0.92
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 143 0.84
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 130 0.77
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 120 0.71
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.59
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 97 0.57
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 80 0.47
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 70 0.41
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 50 0.29
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 37 0.22
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 31 0.18
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 25 0.15
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 16 0.09
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant
1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 5 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Totals: 122 76,158  

The population of Monroe County, Pennsylvania was 169,842 in 2010; in 2000 it was 138,687. The total population changed 22.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (76,158) included 44.8% of the total population in 2010.

* 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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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