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Talbot County, Maryland

Religious Traditions, 2010

3,341 645 7,104   4,570 510 21,612
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 19 3,664 97.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 7 2,489 65.9
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
4 581 15.4
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 469 12.4
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 3 4,570 121.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 155 4.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 478 12.7
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 531 14.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 398 10.5
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 271 7.2
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 18 0.5
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 1,032 27.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 48 1.3
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 167 4.4
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 1 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 254 6.7
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 176 4.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 253 6.7
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 106 2.8
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 348 9.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 154 4.1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 8 0.2
Totals: 62 16,170  

The population of Talbot County, Maryland was 37,782 in 2010; in 2000 it was 33,812. The total population changed 11.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (16,170) included 42.8% 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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.