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Frederick County, Maryland

Religious Traditions, 2010

21,401 931 34,107 545 36,923 3,901 135,577
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 5 931 4.0
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 144 0.6
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 186 0.8
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 45 0.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 1,374 5.9
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 131 0.6
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 101 0.4
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 27 0.1
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 12 36,923 158.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 223 1.0
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 167 0.7
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 2,147 9.2
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 61 0.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 6 2,631 11.3
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 13 3,739 16.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 385 1.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 380 1.6
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 361 1.5
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 137 0.6
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.4
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 8 2,446 10.5
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 350 1.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 31 13,673 58.6
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 239 1.0
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 102 0.4
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 500 2.1
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 10 0.0
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 72 0.3
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 155 0.7
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 188 0.8
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 395 1.7
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 308 1.3
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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27 4,387 18.8
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 60 0.3
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 161 0.7
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 465 2.0
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 355 1.5
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 364 1.6
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 299 1.3
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 677 2.9
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 1,402 6.0
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 4,104 17.6
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 257 1.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 2,651 11.4
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 47 13,890 59.5
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 6 0.0
Totals: 261 97,808  

The population of Frederick County, Maryland was 233,385 in 2010; in 2000 it was 195,277. The total population changed 19.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (97,808) included 41.9% 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.