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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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 56 25,188 141.08
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 29 21,084 118.09
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 7,631 42.74
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 9 1,188 6.65
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 3,141 17.59
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 7 19,161 107.32
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 1,765 9.89
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 2,532 14.18
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 380 2.13
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 977 5.47
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 297 1.66
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 444 2.49
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 1,943 10.88
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 765 4.28
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 551 3.09
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 119 0.67
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 764 4.28
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 309 1.73
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 881 4.93
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 593 3.32
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 20 0.11
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 453 2.54
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 201 1.13
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 153 0.86
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 30 0.17
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 134 0.75
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 866 4.85
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 101 0.57
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 0 0 0.00
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 0 0 0.00
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 0 0 0.00
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
0 0 0.00
Jewish Other Judaism 0 0 0.00
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 0 0 0.00
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
Totals: 181 91,671  

The population of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania was 178,541 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (91,671) included 51.3% 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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