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Carroll County, Maryland

Denominational Groups, 2000

13,956 30,143   28,694 1,429 76,675
Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational "adherents" include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The historically African American denominations are not included in the 2000 congregation and membership totals. Many are also missing in 1990 and most historically African American denominations are missing in the 1980 reports.
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Reports


Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 2 576 3.8
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 3 325 2.2
Bahá'í Other Theology 1 55 0.4
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant 1 89 0.6
Buddhism Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic 4 28,694 190.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 180 1.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 3 562 3.7
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 1 58 0.4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 2 743 4.9
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 7 1,508 10.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 2 198 1.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 3 272 1.8
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant 4 200 1.3
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant 1 76 0.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 3 1,166 7.7
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 22 10,488 69.5
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 1 31 0.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 1 134 0.9
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 3,300 21.9
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 1 159 1.1
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 1 500 3.3
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 279 1.9
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 1 34 0.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 3 721 4.8
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 1 1,853 12.3
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 1 16 0.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 1 256 1.7
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 9 3,984 26.4
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 1 131 0.9
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 11 3,002 19.9
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 42 14,632 97.0
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 2 0 0.0
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 140 74,222  
Total (Adjusted)**:   82,938  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 123,372; in 2000 it was 150,897. The total population changed 22.3%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (74,222) include 49.2% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (82,938) include 55.0% of the population.

Source

*The “Unadjusted Totals” come from the 1990 and 2000 data collected by representatives of the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). While quite comprehensive, this data excludes most of the historically African-American denominations and some other major groups. As a result, these numbers will be an underestimate of the total adherence rate, particularly in areas with a large African-American population. The 2000 data included 149 religious groups and the final results are published in Religious Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Copyright © 2002, All rights reserved. The 1990 data included 132 groups and the final results are published in Churches and Church Membership in the United States 1990 Copyright © 1990, All rights reserved. Published by Glenmary Research Center, 1312 Fifth Ave., North, Nashville, TN 37208. www.glenmary.org [More information on the data collection]

**The “Adjusted Totals” include all adherents in the denominations counted by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and estimates adherent totals for the historically African-American denominations and other religious groups not listed in the ASARB totals. An article by Roger Finke and Christopher P. Scheitle (2005) reviews how these estimates were computed.

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2000 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of approximately 8 (8.1) in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County are Episcopalian.

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