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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 % Change
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +3 +241 +7.7%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +2 +720 +85.2%
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +2 +59 +93.7%
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism +1 -2140 -5.7%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints +1 +861 +47.4%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism +1 -182 -13.8%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +1 -50 -12.8%
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 -175 -33.3%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 -21 -3.6%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +1 -674 -21.2%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 0 -43 -9.3%
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 -38 -13.2%
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 +8 +22.9%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 +224 +280%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 +15 +29.4%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 +115 +28.8%
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 -60 -3.2%
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 0 +48 +42.5%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 -1350 -90%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 0 -383 -24.9%
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 0 -164 -38.6%
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 0 +204 +33.5%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 -2399 -37.8%
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 +196 +11.5%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 0 +113 +17.4%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 0 +115 +42.3%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness -1 +51 +3.3%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -1 -842 -20.9%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness -1 -215 -9.1%
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -1 -75 -48.4%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness -1 +111 +226.5%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -3 -169 -60.1%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -4 -5194 -26%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -6 -2805 -8.8%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran -8 -8754 -22.5%
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Totals: -10 -22652 -13.7%

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.

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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