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Blair County (Pennsylvania)

Religious Traditions, 2010

16,790 191 19,747 27,606 368 1,931 60,456
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 48 16,025 117.30
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 26 12,524 91.67
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 23 33,320 243.89
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 19 5,430 39.74
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 3,225 23.61
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 2,098 15.36
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 683 5.00
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 1,116 8.17
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 5 951 6.96
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 528 3.86
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 540 3.95
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 361 2.64
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 1,082 7.92
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 175 1.28
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 509 3.73
Jewish Other Judaism 2 523 3.83
Mennonite Church, The General Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 98 0.72
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 213 1.56
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 564 4.13
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 266 1.95
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 85 0.62
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 602 4.41
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 336 2.46
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 93 0.68
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 195 1.43
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 39 0.29
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 59 0.43
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 214 1.57
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 27 0.20
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
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 0 0 0.00
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
0 0 0.00
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 0 0 0.00
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Totals: 190 81,881  

The population of Blair County, Pennsylvania was 136,621 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (81,881) included 59.9% 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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