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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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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 13 35,605 81.86
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 65 30,170 69.36
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 86 28,904 66.45
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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70 20,122 46.26
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 37 14,750 33.91
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 3,940 9.06
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 21 3,368 7.74
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 14 3,189 7.33
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 5 2,677 6.15
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 16 2,505 5.76
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 2,453 5.64
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 2,156 4.96
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 1,904 4.38
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 1,830 4.21
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 1,604 3.69
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 1,565 3.60
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 1,158 2.66
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 1,137 2.61
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 813 1.87
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 784 1.80
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 761 1.75
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 680 1.56
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 559 1.29
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 515 1.18
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 426 0.98
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 426 0.98
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 418 0.96
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 387 0.89
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 351 0.81
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 346 0.80
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 340 0.78
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 335 0.77
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 304 0.70
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 266 0.61
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 261 0.60
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 250 0.57
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 212 0.49
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 183 0.42
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 161 0.37
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 160 0.37
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 152 0.35
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 0.34
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 122 0.28
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 118 0.27
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 112 0.26
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 80 0.18
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 73 0.17
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 66 0.15
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 43 0.10
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 43 0.10
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 17 0.04
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 11 0.03
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 8 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 4 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 11 --- ---
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Totals: 488 168,962  

The population of York County, Pennsylvania was 434,972 in 2010; in 2000 it was 381,751. The total population changed 13.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (168,962) included 38.8% 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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