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Westmoreland County (Pennsylvania)

Religious Traditions, 2010

26,600 1,320 67,009 121,691 2,036 1,164 145,349
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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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 59 121,691 333.25
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 73 28,420 77.83
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 44 20,600 56.41
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 39 12,236 33.51
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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35 9,186 25.16
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 22 3,089 8.46
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 3,011 8.25
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 2,709 7.42
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 1,937 5.30
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 1,747 4.78
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 9 1,550 4.24
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 1,086 2.97
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 1,065 2.92
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 1,005 2.75
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 950 2.60
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 721 1.97
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 677 1.85
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 664 1.82
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 646 1.77
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 544 1.49
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 475 1.30
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 473 1.30
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 422 1.16
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 421 1.15
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 396 1.08
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 393 1.08
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 375 1.03
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 361 0.99
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 354 0.97
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 284 0.78
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 275 0.75
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 220 0.60
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 199 0.54
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 192 0.53
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 165 0.45
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 147 0.40
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 130 0.36
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 117 0.32
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 117 0.32
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 100 0.27
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 98 0.27
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 96 0.26
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 79 0.22
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 78 0.21
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 76 0.21
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 69 0.19
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 59 0.16
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 49 0.13
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 24 0.07
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 22 0.06
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 16 0.04
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 4 0.01
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 --- ---
Assemblies of God International Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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1 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 8 --- ---
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 --- ---
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Totals: 468 219,820  

The population of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania was 365,169 in 2010; in 2000 it was 369,993. The total population changed -1.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (219,820) included 60.2% 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 www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

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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