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Anne Arundel County, Maryland

Religious Traditions, 2010

44,446 5,609 49,450 3,250 95,116 7,076 332,709
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational adherents include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The 2010 reports contain incomplete counts of congregations and adherents belonging to the eight largest historically African-American denominations. These denominations are not included in the 2000 reports and are largely missing from the 1990 and 1980 reports.
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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 1,963 3.7
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 293 0.5
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 104 0.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 1,482 2.8
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 250 0.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 3,234 6.0
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 150 0.3
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 3 72 0.1
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 17 0.0
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 20 95,116 176.9
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 3 1,463 2.7
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 70 0.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 2,038 3.8
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 66 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 9 3,815 7.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 139 0.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 683 1.3
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 29 0.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 4 626 1.2
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 324 0.6
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.2
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 14 7,633 14.2
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 0 ---
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 60 0.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 11 6,280 11.7
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 52 0.1
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 98 0.2
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 3,000 5.6
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 10 0.0
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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1 --- ---
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 125 0.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 146 0.3
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 4 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 3,436 6.4
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 287 0.5
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 29 0.1
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 1,116 2.1
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 3,353 6.2
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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43 13,647 25.4
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 4,558 8.5
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 3,817 7.1
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 883 1.6
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church Hanover Presbytery Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 178 0.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 10 870 1.6
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 37 12,694 23.6
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 674 1.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 116 0.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 69 29,254 54.4
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 305 0.6
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 178 0.3
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 15 0.0
Totals: 350 204,947  

The population of Anne Arundel County, Maryland was 537,656 in 2010; in 2000 it was 489,656. The total population changed 9.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (204,947) included 38.1% of the total population in 2010.

* In an effort to better match the ASARB standards for adherents, a few religious bodies changed the way their adherents were reported in 2010, including the Catholic Church, Amish groups, Friends groups, Jewish groups, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Non-denominational Christian Churches, and the United Methodist Church. This change does not affect any of the data in the newly released 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. In fact, the data for these groups are now more comparable to that of other bodies than it was in previous decadal reports.

However, the change in methodology can distort assessments on growth or decline between 2000 and 2010 for each of these groups. County-level 2000 data using the new methodology are not readily available. ASARB staff has adjusted some 2000 county-level adherent statistics to allow for a more accurate picture on growth or decline. The revised maps and charts are now available on-line at www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

2010 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 236 religious groups, providing information on the number of their congregations and adherents within each state and county in the United States. Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E. Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study, published by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). [More information on the data collection]

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2010 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of 7.6 in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that about 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County were Episcopalian.


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