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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
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 481 0.8
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 10 2,061 3.3
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 7 --- ---
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
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 9 4,800 7.7
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 55 68,003 109.5
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 1,358 2.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 135 0.2
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 291 0.5
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 of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 126 0.2
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
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
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
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 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
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 12 2,223 3.6
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 154 0.2
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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153 65,904 106.1
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 851 1.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 10 2,992 4.8
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 49 8,818 14.2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 103 0.2
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 15 8,789 14.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 207 0.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 27 9,901 15.9
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
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 89 0.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 28 6,815 11.0
Unaffiliated Friends Meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 1,307 2.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 50 11,094 17.9
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 5,000 8.1
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 120 0.2
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 225 0.4
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 50 0.1
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 0.3
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
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,751 2.8
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 137 0.2
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 1,058 1.7
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 35 0.1
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 15 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 10 3,414 5.5
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 25 20,000 32.2
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 2 408 0.7
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 2 5,446 8.8
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 264 0.4
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
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.