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Franklin County (Pennsylvania)

Religious Traditions, 2010

19,930 883 19,147 10,259 120 1,564 97,715
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 6 10,259 68.57
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 33 7,671 51.27
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 19 5,393 36.05
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
28 5,118 34.21
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 13 3,086 20.63
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 2,876 19.22
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 2,545 17.01
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 2,117 14.15
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 11 1,632 10.91
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,557 10.41
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 1,362 9.10
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 9 1,358 9.08
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 1,322 8.84
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 8 1,073 7.17
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 699 4.67
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 559 3.74
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 505 3.38
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 415 2.77
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 398 2.66
Old Order River Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 360 2.41
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 254 1.70
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 214 1.43
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 184 1.23
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 160 1.07
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 120 0.80
Mennonite Christian Fellowship* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 114 0.76
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 102 0.68
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 98 0.66
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 86 0.57
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 61 0.41
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 55 0.37
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 49 0.33
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 42 0.28
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 39 0.26
Reformed Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 13 0.09
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 7 0.05
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 13 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 4 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Totals: 238 51,903  

The population of Franklin County, Pennsylvania was 149,618 in 2010; in 2000 it was 129,313. The total population changed 15.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (51,903) included 34.7% 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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