Chester County, Pennsylvania (PA) Religion Statistics Profile



AdherentsCongregations
Religion20102000Change20102000Change
Catholic212,113 (42.5%)140,577 (32.4%)+51%3331+6%
Mainline Protestant60,921 (12.2%)66,961 (15.4%)-9%156161-3%
Evangelical Protestant31,520 (6.3%)13,397 (3.1%)+135%16799+69%
Other6,090 (1.2%)18,954 (4.4%)-68%2516+56%
Black Protestant4,271 (0.9%)--25--
Orthodox675 (0.1%)911 (0.2%)-26%440%
None183,296 (36.7%)155,873 (36.0%)+18%---
Total Adherents315,590 (63.3%)277,628 (64.0%)+14%410311+32%

All Religions Details

AdherentsCongregations
Religion20102000Change20102000Change
Catholic Church212,113 (425.2‰)--33--
United Methodist Church, The18,931 (38.0‰)17,629 (40.7‰)+7%4644+5%
Non-denominational17,153 (34.4‰)--63--
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)14,248 (28.6‰)16,019 (37.0‰)-11%2831-10%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America11,169 (22.4‰)10,906 (25.2‰)+2%16160%
Episcopal Church6,765 (13.6‰)8,252 (19.0‰)-18%1516-6%
American Baptist Churches in the USA4,015 (8.1‰)6,611 (15.3‰)-39%1519-21%
United Church of Christ3,432 (6.9‰)4,532 (10.5‰)-24%13130%
Amish groups, undifferentiated2,580 (5.2‰)213 (0.5‰)+1,111%162+700%
Friends General Conference2,266 (4.5‰)--17--
Conservative Judaism1,898 (3.8‰)--4--
Assemblies of God1,707 (3.4‰)1,784 (4.1‰)-4%108+25%
African Methodist Episcopal Church1,607 (3.2‰)--11--
Presbyterian Church in America1,431 (2.9‰)944 (2.2‰)+52%84+100%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations1,378 (2.8‰)1,122 (2.6‰)+23%43+33%
Southern Baptist Convention1,238 (2.5‰)805 (1.9‰)+54%96+50%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The1,213 (2.4‰)1,801 (4.2‰)-33%25-60%
Vineyard USA1,067 (2.1‰)--2--
Muslim estimate913 (1.8‰)5,823 (13.4‰)-84%24-50%
Church of the Nazarene911 (1.8‰)720 (1.7‰)+27%34-25%
Evangelical Presbyterian Church897 (1.8‰)--3--
Mennonite Church USA884 (1.8‰)1,898 (4.4‰)-53%718-61%
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc.864 (1.7‰)--3--
Evangelical Free Church of America, The830 (1.7‰)548 (1.3‰)+51%330%
Church of God in Christ691 (1.4‰)--3--
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.617 (1.2‰)--1--
Church of the Brethren610 (1.2‰)714 (1.6‰)-15%440%
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church492 (1.0‰)--4--
Lutheran Church468 (0.9‰)335 (0.8‰)+40%12-50%
Reform Judaism437 (0.9‰)--1--
Churches of Christ418 (0.8‰)463 (1.1‰)-10%660%
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese325 (0.7‰)207 (0.5‰)+57%110%
Seventh-day Adventist Church265 (0.5‰)303 (0.7‰)-13%42+100%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)250 (0.5‰)341 (0.8‰)-27%34-25%
Salvation Army227 (0.5‰)220 (0.5‰)+3%21+100%
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA200 (0.4‰)369 (0.9‰)-46%110%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The161 (0.3‰)219 (0.5‰)-26%220%
Orthodox Presbyterian Church151 (0.3‰)366 (0.8‰)-59%12-50%
Baha'i149 (0.3‰)108 (0.2‰)+38%110%
Bible Fellowship Church134 (0.3‰)--1--
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America100 (0.2‰)--1--
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings95 (0.2‰)--1--
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc.76 (0.1‰)--1--
Orthodox Judaism60 (0.1‰)--1--
Orthodox Church in America50 (0.1‰)--1--
International Churches of Christ31 (0.1‰)--1--
Christian Reformed Church in North America31 (0.1‰)--1--
Zoroastrian22 (0.0‰)-----
Buddhism, Vajrayana20 (0.0‰)--1--
Free Presbyterian Church of North America---1--
American Baptist Association-63 (0.1‰)--1-
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of---4--
Conservative Baptist Association of America-40 (0.1‰)--1-
Anglican Church in North America---2--
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia----1-
Swedenborgian Church---1--
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ-69 (0.2‰)--1-
Brethren in Christ Church-98 (0.2‰)-110%
Primitive Methodist Church in the U.S.A.-61 (0.1‰)--1-
United Pentecostal Church International---2--
Catholic Church-140,577 (324.3‰)--31-
Wesleyan Church, The----1-
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches---110%
Church of Christ, Scientist---3--
Jehovah's Witnesses---5--
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc.---1--
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc.---1--
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the-136 (0.3‰)--1-
Pentecostal Fire Baptized Holiness Church---1--
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship---1--
Christian Brethren---2--
International Council of Community Churches-239 (0.6‰)-110%
Reformed Baptist Churches---32+50%
Independent Fundamental Churches of America---3--


Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E. Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley, and Richard H. Taylor. 2012.
2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study.Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies,
Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center Website © 2018 Advameg, Inc.