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Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

269,233 95,887 223,815 12,699 452,262 86,603 1,569,990
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 Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 6,106 2.6
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 65 0.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 20 14,780 6.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 37 9,749 4.1
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 226 0.1
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 134,913 56.6
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 131 0.1
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 25 0.0
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 137 408,294 171.4
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 954 0.4
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 9 1,185 0.5
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 11 1,497 0.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 3,670 1.5
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 12 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 1,400 0.6
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 38 7,166 3.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 263 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 17 7,230 3.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 17 3,047 1.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 15 2,727 1.1
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 119 0.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 3,500 1.5
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 200 0.1
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 54 0.0
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 34 0.0
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 53 0.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 95 41,989 17.6
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 280 0.1
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 278 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 110 0.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 115 63,776 26.8
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 281 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 162 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 314 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 8 1,035 0.4
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 3,975 1.7
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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11 6,730 2.8
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 73 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 470 0.2
Jewish Other Judaism 61 104,700 44.0
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 36 18,153 7.6
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 274 0.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 249 0.1
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 300 0.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 60 25,670 10.8
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 31 7,991 3.4
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 1,008 0.4
Regular Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 187 0.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 559 0.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 27 5,788 2.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 120 50,318 21.1
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 500 0.2
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 7 2,094 0.9
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 33 9,957 4.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 381 141,045 59.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 354 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 210 0.1
Totals: 1,436 1,096,218  

The population of the Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 2,382,172 in 1990; in 1980 it was 2,199,531. The total population changed 8.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,096,218) included 46.0% of the total population in 1990.

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 7 counties: Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Baltimore city, Maryland, Baltimore County, Maryland, Carroll County, Maryland, Harford County, Maryland, Howard County, Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Maryland.

* 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.