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Franklin County, Pennsylvania - County Membership Report (2020)

Exact definitions of "congregations" and "adherents" vary by religious body. Congregations may be parishes, churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, or another site where a religious body has regularly scheduled worship services. Adherents generally are members, children who are not members, and others who are not members but are considered participants in the congregation.

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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 36 10,334 66.27
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 4 8,707 55.84
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 33 6,741 43.23
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 17 3,595 23.05
Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 13 2,634 16.89
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 11 2,070 13.28
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 6 1,568 10.06
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 3 1,422 9.12
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 1,416 9.08
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 9 1,328 8.52
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 10 1,282 8.22
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6 1,069 6.86
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 6 888 5.69
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 5 832 5.34
Old German Baptist Brethren Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 4 764 4.90
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 2 618 3.96
Unaffiliated Conservative Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 6 553 3.55
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 4 548 3.51
Washington-Franklin Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 468 3.00
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 4 439 2.82
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 5 433 2.78
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 406 2.60
Old Order Yorker River Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 389 2.49
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 313 2.01
Cumberland Valley Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 3 292 1.87
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 230 1.48
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 206 1.32
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 202 1.30
Pilgrim Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 152 0.97
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 120 0.77
Old German Baptist Brethren Church, New Conference Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 107 0.69
Dunkard Brethren Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 106 0.68
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 100 0.64
Mennonite Christian Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 99 0.63
Biblical Mennonite Alliance Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 98 0.63
Nationwide Fellowship Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 97 0.62
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 84 0.54
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 78 0.50
Weaverland Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 0 67 0.43
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 66 0.42
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 61 0.39
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 60 0.38
Independent Conservative Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 38 0.24
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 29 0.19
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 26 0.17
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 13 0.08
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 6
Brethren Church (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 3
Evangelical Association of Reformed and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Brethren in Christ Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 15
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Evangelical Lutheran Conference and Ministerium of North America Evangelical Protestant 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 155,932 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (51,148) included 32.8% of the total population in 2020. The adherence rate is the number of adherents of a given group per 1,000 people in the general population.

Note that data collection methods for religious bodies change over time, affecting the comparability of statistics. For further information, see the U.S. Religion Census website at https://www.usreligioncensus.org/.

The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 372 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 155.

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