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Prince George's County, Maryland

Denominational Groups, 2000

72,781 56,617 375 78,954 37,055 555,733
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
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 4 1,498 1.9
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 29 12,983 16.2
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant 1 34 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 13 3,427 4.3
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 1 38 0.1
Bahá'í Other Theology 6 255 0.3
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 4 6,044 7.5
Buddhism Other Theology 2 n.a. n.a.
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic 36 78,954 98.5
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 2 94 0.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 8 2,467 3.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 2 182 0.2
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 2 105 0.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 14 9,994 12.5
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 3 174 0.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 8 3,186 4.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 1 136 0.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 6 594 0.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 9 2,026 2.5
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 71 0.1
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 2 380 0.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 24 6,721 8.4
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 103 0.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 12 3,377 4.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 2 119 0.2
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 4 432 0.5
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 1 285 0.4
Hindu Other Theology 4 n.a. n.a.
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox 1 90 0.1
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 3 4,300 5.4
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 6 4,670 5.8
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 4 439 0.6
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant 1 279 0.4
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 5 764 1.0
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 9 20,700 25.8
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 10 3,482 4.3
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 3 450 0.6
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant 2 469 0.6
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 7 12,346 15.4
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 81 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1 34 0.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 21 3,895 4.9
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 4 854 1.1
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 1 581 0.7
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 14 6,104 7.6
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 87 23,321 29.1
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 3 n.a. n.a.
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 3 568 0.7
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 4 764 1.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 42 25,633 32.0
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 1 29 0.0
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 5 1,945 2.4
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 305 0.4
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 442 245,782  
Total (Adjusted)**:   503,472  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 729,268; in 2000 it was 801,515. The total population changed 9.9%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (245,782) include 30.7% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (503,472) include 62.8% 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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