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Bucks County (Pennsylvania)

Religious Traditions, 2010

29,487 403 61,154 321,963 777 16,159 195,306
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
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 40 23,959 40.09
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 38 261,542 437.63
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 32 16,401 27.44
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 22 8,366 14.00
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 19 13,956 23.35
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 18 6,323 10.58
Jewish Other Judaism 16 34,800 58.23
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 16 3,865 6.47
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 13 1,701 2.85
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 4,240 7.09
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 707 1.18
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 2,526 4.23
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 6 1,185 1.98
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 1,489 2.49
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 421 0.70
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 422 0.71
Buddhists Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 132 0.22
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 205 0.34
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 1,202 2.01
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 294 0.49
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 40 0.07
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 321 0.54
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 786 1.32
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 270 0.45
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 261 0.44
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 285 0.48
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 1,032 1.73
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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2 1,968 3.29
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 524 0.88
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 121 0.20
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 334 0.56
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 207 0.35
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 74 0.12
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 54 0.09
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 125 0.21
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 51 0.09
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 88 0.15
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Vasiloupulis Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 778 1.30
Hindus Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 450 0.75
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 65 0.11
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 1,891 3.16
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 112 0.19
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 491 0.82
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 228 0.38
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 200 0.33
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 92 0.15
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 84 0.14
Totals: 315 394,668  

The population of Bucks County, Pennsylvania was 597,635 in 2000; in 1990 it was 541,174. The total population changed 10.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (394,668) included 66.0% of the total population in 2000.

* 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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