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Armstrong County (Pennsylvania)

Religious Traditions, 2010

6,909 0 17,886 11,961 0 0 32,185
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
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 136 1.88
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 6 1,848 25.53
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 121 1.67
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 135 1.86
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 15 13,184 182.12
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 30 0.41
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 492 6.80
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 281 3.88
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 505 6.98
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 66 0.91
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 88 1.22
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 1,554 21.47
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 187 2.58
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 213 2.94
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 255 3.52
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 53 0.73
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 24 8,271 114.25
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 46 0.64
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 26 5,042 69.65
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 450 6.22
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 107 1.48
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 147 2.03
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 342 4.72
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 158 2.18
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 32 6,665 92.07
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 123 1.70
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 1,381 19.08
Totals: 156 41,880  

The population of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania was 72,392 in 2000; in 1990 it was 73,478. The total population changed -1.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (41,880) included 57.9% 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 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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