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Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

34,679 533 32,065 163 16,358 4,132 163,669
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 % Change
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism +0 +3,874 +31.0%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints +5 +2,719 +489.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +2 +2,057 +136.1%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +10 +1,592 +43.6%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +4 +565 +31.3%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +0 +540 +337.5%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 +453 +14.2%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness +3 +399 +102.8%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist -1 +289 +12.1%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 +271 +122.1%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 +157 +5.7%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 +98 +34.8%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness +2 +76 +542.9%
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +0 +47 +100.0%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 +23 +11.8%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism -1 +15 +0.7%
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 +10 +14.3%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 +7 +14.0%
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 +1 +4.0%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal +0 -1 -1.4%
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 -12 -10.9%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -25 -8.4%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -1 -57 -77.0%
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -91 -12.7%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 -126 -54.1%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +0 -135 -27.8%
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist -2 -170 -100.0%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 -461 -25.5%
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 -481 -71.3%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -685 -29.0%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -13 -1,249 -84.6%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran +0 -1,823 -18.1%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -2 -2,242 -53.3%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -2 -4,642 -23.3%
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +2 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science +0 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +1 --- ---
Totals: +8 +993 +1%

The population of the Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 251,599 in 2010; in 2000 it was 207,828. The total population changed 21.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (87,930) included 34.9% of the total population in 2010.

The population of the Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 180,646 in 1990; in 1980 it was 159,861. The total population changed 13.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (79,235) included 43.9% of the total population in 1990.

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 2 counties: Berkeley County, West Virginia, Washington 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.