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Religious Traditions, 2010

16,790 191 19,747 27,606 368 1,931 60,456
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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 119 0.94
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 22 0.17
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 563 4.43
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 205 1.61
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 120 0.94
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 2,486 19.56
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 24 0.19
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 21 27,606 217.22
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 1,053 8.29
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 716 5.63
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 910 7.16
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 72 0.57
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 567 4.46
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 19 3,739 29.42
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 112 0.88
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 799 6.29
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 155 1.22
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 273 2.15
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 60 0.47
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 374 2.94
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 23 8,207 64.58
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 5 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 160 1.26
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 1 --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 292 2.30
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 291 2.29
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 812 6.39
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
23 4,792 37.71
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 28 0.22
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 60 0.47
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 272 2.14
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 966 7.60
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 194 1.53
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 213 1.68
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 18 0.14
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 715 5.63
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 538 4.23
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 40 9,099 71.60
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 1 0.01
Totals: 222 66,633  

The population of Blair County, Pennsylvania was 127,089 in 2010; in 2000 it was 129,144. The total population changed -1.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (66,633) included 52.4% 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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