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Religious Traditions, 2010

88,536 53,071 45,316 5,595 68,003 33,359 327,081
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 21 22,698 36.6
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 3,064 4.9
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 15 8,789 14.2
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 1,358 2.2
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 273 0.4
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 3 33 0.1
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 3 530 0.9
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 55 68,003 109.5
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 135 0.2
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 207 0.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 291 0.5
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 481 0.8
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 125 0.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 1,345 2.2
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 10 2,061 3.3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 126 0.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,751 2.8
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 35 0.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 51 0.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 2,572 4.1
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 137 0.2
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 1,058 1.7
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 27 9,901 15.9
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 178 0.3
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 96 0.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 29 6,409 10.3
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 705 1.1
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 7 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 5,000 8.1
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 35 0.1
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 17 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 1,162 1.9
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 15 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 12 2,223 3.6
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 154 0.2
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 89 0.1
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 10 3,414 5.5
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 7 5,432 8.7
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 27 13,994 22.5
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 541 0.9
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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153 65,904 106.1
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 120 0.2
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 25 20,000 32.2
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 225 0.4
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 28 6,815 11.0
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 851 1.4
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 9 4,800 7.7
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 2 408 0.7
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 2 5,446 8.8
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 50 0.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 10 2,992 4.8
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 49 8,818 14.2
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 0.3
Unaffiliated Friends Meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 264 0.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 1,307 2.1
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 50 11,094 17.9
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 103 0.2
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 10 0.0
Totals: 670 293,880  

The population of Baltimore city, Maryland was 620,961 in 2010; in 2000 it was 651,154. The total population changed -4.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (293,880) included 47.3% 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.