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Prince George's County, Maryland

Religious Traditions, 2010

179,374 48,984 51,153 1,218 83,959 28,743 469,989
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 --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,498 1.9
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 29 12,983 16.2
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 34 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 3,427 4.3
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 38 0.0
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 6 255 0.3
Buddhists Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 36 78,954 98.5
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 94 0.1
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 8 2,467 3.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 182 0.2
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 105 0.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 9,994 12.5
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 174 0.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 8 3,186 4.0
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 136 0.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 594 0.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 2,026 2.5
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 71 0.1
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 380 0.5
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 6,044 7.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 24 6,721 8.4
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 103 0.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 12 3,377 4.2
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 439 0.5
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 119 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 432 0.5
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 285 0.4
Hindus Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 90 0.1
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 4,300 5.4
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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6 4,670 5.8
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 279 0.3
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 764 1.0
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 9 20,700 25.8
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 10 3,482 4.3
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 450 0.6
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 29 0.0
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 469 0.6
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 7 12,346 15.4
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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--- --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 81 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 34 0.0
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 21 3,895 4.9
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 854 1.1
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 581 0.7
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 14 6,104 7.6
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 87 23,321 29.1
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 568 0.7
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 764 1.0
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 42 25,633 32.0
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 1,945 2.4
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 305 0.4
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 442 245,782  

The population of Prince George's County, Maryland was 801,515 in 2000; in 1990 it was 729,268. The total population changed 9.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (245,782) included 30.7% of the total population in 2000.

* 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.