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Adams County (Pennsylvania)

Religious Traditions, 2010

10,510 180 18,854 15,049 957 55,857
Evangelical Protestant Black 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
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 180 1.78
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.89
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 462 4.56
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 4,677 46.12
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 12 0.12
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 63 0.62
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 7 15,049 148.40
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 104 1.03
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 461 4.55
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 95 0.94
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 878 8.66
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 621 6.12
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 63 0.62
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 208 2.05
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 175 1.73
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 331 3.26
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 61 0.60
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 27 10,902 107.51
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 316 3.12
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 68 0.67
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 161 1.59
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 54 0.53
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
10 1,371 13.52
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 133 1.31
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 46 0.45
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,279 12.61
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 208 2.05
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 1,603 15.81
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 67 0.66
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 3,287 32.41
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 15 2,525 24.90
Totals: 138 45,550  

The population of Adams County, Pennsylvania was 101,407 in 2010; in 2000 it was 91,292. The total population changed 11.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (45,550) included 44.9% 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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