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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 Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 62 0.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 22 16,606 6.5
American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 468 0.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 47 9,760 3.8
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 325 0.1
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 10 826 0.3
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 89 0.0
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 30 0.0
Buddhists Other Other Groups 9 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 139 536,423 210.1
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 840 0.3
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 9 1,443 0.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 4,765 1.9
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 2,205 0.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 46 10,042 3.9
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 352 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 31 8,922 3.5
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 14 2,417 0.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 2,752 1.1
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 20 4,152 1.6
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 200 0.1
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 3 316 0.1
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 37 0.0
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 85 0.0
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 76 0.0
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 91 39,885 15.6
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 160 0.1
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 109 60,580 23.7
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 290 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 249 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 376 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 8 1,042 0.4
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 546 0.2
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 10,677 4.2
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Vasiloupulis Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,260 0.5
Hindus Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 4,965 1.9
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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9 15,350 6.0
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 1,056 0.4
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 85 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 1,156 0.5
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 56 109,200 42.8
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 37 15,906 6.2
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.0
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 0.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 306 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 175 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 12 19,453 7.6
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 375 0.1
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 444 0.2
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 605 0.2
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism --- --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 62 24,001 9.4
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 31 10,673 4.2
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church Hanover Presbytery Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 2,299 0.9
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 31 7,053 2.8
Sikh Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 153 53,660 21.0
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 123 0.0
Unaffiliated Friends Meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 7 2,018 0.8
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 31 8,036 3.1
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 359 130,192 51.0
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 570 0.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 629 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 266 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 1,503 1,127,104  

The population of the Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 2,552,994 in 2000; in 1990 it was 2,382,172. The total population changed 7.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,127,104) included 44.1% of the total population in 2000.

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.