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Pottsville, PA Micro Area - Metro Area 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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 33 33,533 234.42
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 40 15,043 105.16
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 35 7,866 54.99
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 38 5,623 39.31
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 16 3,660 25.59
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 1 2,800 19.57
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 3 774 5.41
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 4 528 3.69
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 517 3.61
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 510 3.57
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 320 2.24
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 290 2.03
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 5 288 2.01
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 258 1.80
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 249 1.74
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 3 220 1.54
Weaverland Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 210 1.47
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 175 1.22
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 172 1.20
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 168 1.17
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 150 1.05
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 123 0.86
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 123 0.86
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 95 0.66
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 85 0.59
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 79 0.55
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 70 0.49
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 59 0.41
Keystone Mennonite Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 1 40 0.28
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 40 0.28
Dunkard Brethren Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 37 0.26
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 18 0.13
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 3 0.02
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Brethren in Christ Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1
Polish National Catholic Church of America Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Evangelical Association of Reformed and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
Evangelical Congregational Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 11
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 4
Primitive Methodist Church in the U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 143,049 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (74,126) included 51.8% 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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