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Cumberland County (Pennsylvania)

Religious Traditions, 2010

30,598 605 44,228 36,186 1,241 11,324 111,224
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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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 52 24,041 123.12
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 30 22,398 114.71
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 22 4,686 24.00
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 9,046 46.33
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 10 2,545 13.03
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 9 26,841 137.46
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 3,982 20.39
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 3,156 16.16
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 1,374 7.04
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 1,064 5.45
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 669 3.43
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 445 2.28
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 2,198 11.26
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 477 2.44
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,664 8.52
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 765 3.92
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 385 1.97
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 795 4.07
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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3 1,200 6.15
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 497 2.55
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 671 3.44
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 119 0.61
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 258 1.32
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 712 3.65
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 425 2.18
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 108 0.55
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 72 0.37
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 41 0.21
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 42 0.22
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 64 0.33
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 22 0.11
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 1,200 6.15
Jewish Other Judaism 1 2,145 10.99
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 305 1.56
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 43 0.22
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 116 0.59
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 118 0.60
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 715 3.66
Totals: 227 115,404  

The population of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania was 195,257 in 1990; in 1980 it was 178,541. The total population changed 9.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (115,404) included 59.1% of the total population in 1990.

* 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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