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Religious Traditions, 2010

62,367 32,442 50,484 1,663 153,243 32,628 472,202
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
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 87 23,327 29.0
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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59 24,741 30.7
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 53 13,422 16.7
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 34 153,243 190.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 31 14,610 18.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 23 8,148 10.1
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 16 9,904 12.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 6,109 7.6
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 13 3,654 4.5
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 13 9,696 12.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 4,632 5.8
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 3,346 4.2
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 9 --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 9 7,408 9.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 1,272 1.6
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 --- ---
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 1,561 1.9
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 637 0.8
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 6 1,831 2.3
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 --- ---
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 320 0.4
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 5 7,000 8.7
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 14,769 18.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 561 0.7
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 432 0.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 591 0.7
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 4 9,339 11.6
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 3 340 0.4
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 3 1,635 2.0
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 3 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 220 0.3
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 1,147 1.4
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 874 1.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 540 0.7
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 181 0.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 2,530 3.1
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 274 0.3
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 2 1,075 1.3
Sikh Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 163 0.2
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 292 0.4
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 27 0.0
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 90 0.1
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 24 0.0
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.1
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 226 0.3
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 40 0.0
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 131 0.2
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,500 1.9
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 132 0.2
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 180 0.2
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 412 0.5
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 143 0.2
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 8 0.0
Totals: 527 332,827  

The population of Baltimore County, Maryland was 805,029 in 2010; in 2000 it was 754,292. The total population changed 6.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (332,827) included 41.3% 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.