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Clearfield County (Pennsylvania)

Religious Traditions, 2010

7,513 117 15,065 19,331 519 52 39,045
Evangelical Protestant Black 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
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 76 13,046 156.09
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 20 18,713 223.90
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 2,741 32.80
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 2,082 24.91
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 12 4,184 50.06
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 388 4.64
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 807 9.66
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 1,263 15.11
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 675 8.08
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 577 6.90
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 168 2.01
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 362 4.33
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 77 0.92
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 206 2.46
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 290 3.47
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 389 4.65
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 244 2.92
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 366 4.38
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 22 0.26
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 98 1.17
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 76 0.91
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 87 1.04
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 149 1.78
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 113 1.35
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 128 1.53
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 159 1.90
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 106 1.27
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 28 0.34
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
Totals: 191 47,544  

The population of Clearfield County, Pennsylvania was 83,578 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (47,544) included 56.9% of the total population in 1980.

* 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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