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Religious Traditions, 2010

13,839 55 29,373 12,218 228 1,294 76,561
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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 55 0.41
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 728 5.45
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 1,112 8.33
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 5 0.04
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 365 2.73
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 8 12,218 91.47
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 178 1.33
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 55 0.41
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 477 3.57
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 11 3,051 22.84
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 0 0.00
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 115 0.86
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.67
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 160 1.20
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 487 3.65
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 9 1,673 12.53
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 1,080 8.09
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 18 7,958 59.58
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 0.00
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 384 2.87
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 20 0.15
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 156 1.17
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 812 6.08
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
24 4,424 33.12
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 629 4.71
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 55 0.41
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 92 0.69
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 68 0.51
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 132 0.99
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 63 0.47
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 22 7,180 53.76
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 33 12,963 97.05
United Zion Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 195 1.46
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 27 0.20
Totals: 193 57,007  

The population of Lebanon County, Pennsylvania was 133,568 in 2010; in 2000 it was 120,327. The total population changed 11.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (57,007) included 42.7% of the total population in 2010.

* 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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