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Philadelphia 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 95 253,876 158.30
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 206 72,094 44.95
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 41 70,065 43.69
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 91 55,216 34.43
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 45 47,573 29.66
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 70 18,288 11.40
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 89 17,899 11.16
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 28 14,026 8.75
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 28 10,316 6.43
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 45 9,505 5.93
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 12 9,250 5.77
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 5 8,366 5.22
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 7 6,919 4.31
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 43 6,511 4.06
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 23 6,329 3.95
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 32 6,240 3.89
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 36 5,349 3.34
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 10 5,120 3.19
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 12 5,025 3.13
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 45 4,658 2.90
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 15 4,490 2.80
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 16 4,400 2.74
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 8 4,136 2.58
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 14 4,053 2.53
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 3 3,100 1.93
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 2,835 1.77
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 6 2,678 1.67
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 14 2,228 1.39
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 5 1,815 1.13
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 1 1,750 1.09
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 1,740 1.08
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 4 1,560 0.97
Reconstructionist Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 4 1,534 0.96
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 7 1,320 0.82
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 11 1,310 0.82
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 9 1,269 0.79
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 8 1,254 0.78
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 1,250 0.78
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 1,188 0.74
Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 1,127 0.70
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 7 877 0.55
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 4 840 0.52
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 3 839 0.52
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 6 761 0.47
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 750 0.47
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 8 683 0.43
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 630 0.39
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 630 0.39
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 600 0.37
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 596 0.37
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 530 0.33
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 530 0.33
Malankara Mar Thoma Church Other Christians Other Groups Family 3 494 0.31
Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 3 480 0.30
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 440 0.27
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 412 0.26
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 410 0.26
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 9 393 0.25
Evangelical Friends Church International Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 339 0.21
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 8 326 0.20
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 274 0.17
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 4 256 0.16
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 6 231 0.14
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 224 0.14
Independent Judaism Judaism 7 205 0.13
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 185 0.12
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 185 0.12
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 175 0.11
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 150 0.09
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 143 0.09
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 106 0.07
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 105 0.07
Romanian Orthodox Metropolia of the Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 100 0.06
Moravian Church in America (Unitas Fratrum), Northern Province Mainline Protestant 1 93 0.06
North American and Europe Region of the Knanaya Archdiocese of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 90 0.06
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 74 0.05
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference of the United States and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 60 0.04
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 4 55 0.03
Schwenkfelder Church in America Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 1 39 0.02
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1 30 0.02
Mid-Atlantic Mennonite Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 25 0.02
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 19 0.01
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 0 0.00
Every Nation Evangelical Protestant 1
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Unification Church Other Other Groups Family 1
Church of the Living God, the Pillar and Ground of the Truth, Inc. [Lewis Dominion] Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 5
Chabad Judaism Judaism 16
Sovereign Grace Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
American Ethical Union Other Liberal Family 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1
Evangelical Lutheran Conference and Ministerium of North America Evangelical Protestant 1
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1
Christian Congregation in North America Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 3
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
Brethren in Christ Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 5
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 1
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 6
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 6
Jain Other Other Groups Family 2
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist Family 1
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 5
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6
Polish National Catholic Church of America Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 6
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 3
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 1,603,797 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (692,046) included 43.2% 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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