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Dauphin County (Pennsylvania)

Religious Traditions, 2010

27,374 6,464 43,691 39,739 689 10,390 139,753
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
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 6 1,768 7.02
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 1,518 6.03
Bah' Other Other Groups 1 45 0.18
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 1,190 4.73
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 220 0.87
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 17 41,449 164.61
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 795 3.16
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 130 0.52
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 128 0.51
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 50 0.20
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,168 4.64
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 1,569 6.23
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 517 2.05
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 245 0.97
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 3,268 12.98
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 29 0.12
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 6 2,186 8.68
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 3,201 12.71
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 40 16,551 65.73
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 99 0.39
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 129 0.51
Hindus Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
2 680 2.70
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 154 0.61
Jewish Other Judaism 5 5,000 19.86
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 9 556 2.21
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 79 0.31
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 166 0.66
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 1,827 7.26
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 368 1.46
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 480 1.91
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 109 0.43
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 5,604 22.26
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 385 1.53
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 615 2.44
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 600 2.38
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 796 3.16
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 2,485 9.87
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 286 1.14
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 5,910 23.47
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 60 21,674 86.08
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 582 2.31
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 134 0.53
Totals: 275 124,745  

The population of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania was 251,798 in 2000; in 1990 it was 237,813. The total population changed 5.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (124,745) included 49.5% 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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