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Delaware County, Pennsylvania - County Membership Report (2020)

Exact definitions of "congregations" and "adherents" vary by religious body. Congregations may be parishes, churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, or another site where a religious body has regularly scheduled worship services. Adherents generally are members, children who are not members, and others who are not members but are considered participants in the congregation.

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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 46 188,826 327.35
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 61 19,540 33.87
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 7 16,954 29.39
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 31 8,823 15.30
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 27 7,920 13.73
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 22 7,529 13.05
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 22 6,355 11.02
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 19 5,630 9.76
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 3,500 6.07
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 14 2,650 4.59
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 8 1,948 3.38
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 13 1,823 3.16
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 13 1,606 2.78
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 1,604 2.78
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 1,215 2.11
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 13 1,214 2.10
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 4 1,146 1.99
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 8 1,054 1.83
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 1,018 1.76
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2 948 1.64
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 740 1.28
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 462 0.80
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 460 0.80
Reconstructionist Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 427 0.74
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 420 0.73
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 350 0.61
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 301 0.52
Eritrean Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 300 0.52
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 285 0.49
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 280 0.49
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 4 252 0.44
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 216 0.37
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 210 0.36
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 3 207 0.36
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 206 0.36
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 195 0.34
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 192 0.33
Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 190 0.33
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 152 0.26
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 138 0.24
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 128 0.22
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 113 0.20
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 100 0.17
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (Covenanters) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 86 0.15
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 86 0.15
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 85 0.15
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 70 0.12
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 66 0.11
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 50 0.09
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 47 0.08
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 41 0.07
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 39 0.07
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1 28 0.05
Reformed Baptist Network Evangelical Protestant 1
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 2
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2
Chabad Judaism Judaism 5
Vanguard Presbytery Evangelical Protestant 1
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 2
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, Oregon Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Union American Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 4
Sovereign Grace Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 576,830 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (288,225) included 50.0% of the total population in 2020. The adherence rate is the number of adherents of a given group per 1,000 people in the general population.

Note that data collection methods for religious bodies change over time, affecting the comparability of statistics. For further information, see the U.S. Religion Census website at https://www.usreligioncensus.org/.

The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 372 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 155.

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