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York County (Pennsylvania)

Religious Traditions, 2010

47,150 1,339 79,653 35,605 400 4,815 266,010
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 92 31,709 83.06
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 73 38,924 101.96
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 41 19,944 52.24
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 18 3,127 8.19
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 15 4,031 10.56
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 6,339 16.61
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 3,179 8.33
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 12 37,745 98.87
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 1,890 4.95
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 1,553 4.07
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 1,071 2.81
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 2,371 6.21
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 238 0.62
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 845 2.21
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 1,816 4.76
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 400 1.05
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 281 0.74
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 580 1.52
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 648 1.70
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 1,319 3.46
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
3 2,450 6.42
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 1,541 4.04
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 461 1.21
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 390 1.02
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 526 1.38
Jewish Other Judaism 2 1,800 4.72
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 425 1.11
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 186 0.49
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 155 0.41
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 1,708 4.47
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 49 0.13
Amish; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 161 0.42
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 288 0.75
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 80 0.21
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 51 0.13
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 113 0.30
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 255 0.67
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 32 0.08
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,500 3.93
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 400 1.05
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 63 0.17
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 609 1.60
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 122 0.32
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 272 0.71
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 35 0.09
Totals: 384 171,682  

The population of York County, Pennsylvania was 381,751 in 2000; in 1990 it was 339,574. The total population changed 12.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (171,682) included 45.0% 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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