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Snyder County (Pennsylvania)

Religious Traditions, 2010

3,974 10,965 1,899 4 22,860
Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic 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 25 5,077 127.88
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 23 4,933 124.25
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
9 1,592 40.10
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 --- ---
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 868 21.86
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 86 2.17
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 344 8.66
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 122 3.07
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 6 0.15
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 179 4.51
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 1,899 47.83
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 146 3.68
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 23 0.58
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 140 3.53
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 616 15.52
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 150 3.78
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 215 5.42
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 87 2.19
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 150 3.78
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 1 --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 42 1.06
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 163 4.11
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 3 0.08
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 1 0.03
Totals: 89 16,842  

The population of Snyder County, Pennsylvania was 39,702 in 2010; in 2000 it was 37,546. The total population changed 5.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (16,842) included 42.4% 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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