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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 22 32,401 37.5
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 789 0.9
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 367 0.4
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 5 553 0.6
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 6 --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 4,893 5.7
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 2,446 2.8
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 367 0.4
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 11 7,168 8.3
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 35 83,959 97.2
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 1,651 1.9
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 4,692 5.4
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 59 0.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 122 0.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 95 0.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 20 6,776 7.8
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 308 0.4
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 131 0.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 635 0.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 2,008 2.3
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 16,590 19.2
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 56 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 327 0.4
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 145 0.2
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 4 --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 734 0.9
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 10 2,572 3.0
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 465 0.5
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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154 94,497 109.4
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 26 0.0
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 80 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 217 0.3
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 799 0.9
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 131 0.2
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 175 0.2
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 55 0.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 24 8,502 9.8
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 115 36,787 42.6
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 491 0.6
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 248 0.3
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 42 23,769 27.5
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 12 2,123 2.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 20 5,121 5.9
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 13 2,568 3.0
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 443 0.5
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 70 0.1
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 360 0.4
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 2,956 3.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 654 0.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 38 13,089 15.2
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 450 0.5
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 500 0.6
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.1
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 108 0.1
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 60 0.1
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 4 309 0.4
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 2 2,308 2.7
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 2 750 0.9
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 10 6,537 7.6
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 137 0.2
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 0 176 0.2
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 1,742 2.0
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 3 6,800 7.9
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 14 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 11 7,896 9.1
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 2 1,075 1.2
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 513 0.6
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 465 0.5
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 35 0.0
Totals: 750 393,431  

The population of Prince George's County, Maryland was 863,420 in 2010; in 2000 it was 801,515. The total population changed 7.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (393,431) included 45.6% 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.