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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 Adherence Rate
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 54 15,260 60.7
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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41 9,206 36.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 22 8,242 32.8
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 22 5,245 20.8
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 15 2,897 11.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 1,681 6.7
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 3,654 14.5
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 11 16,358 65.0
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 3,568 14.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 10 2,368 9.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 1,967 7.8
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 9 2,151 8.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 1,348 5.4
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 625 2.5
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 6 2,678 10.6
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 6 3,275 13.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 787 3.1
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 5 --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,062 4.2
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 90 0.4
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 228 0.9
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 273 1.1
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 194 0.8
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 270 1.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 380 1.5
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 98 0.4
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 350 1.4
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 107 0.4
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 163 0.6
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 218 0.9
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 493 2.0
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 97 0.4
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 47 0.2
Assemblies of God International Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 41 0.2
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 17 0.1
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 0 ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 137 0.5
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 700 2.8
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 10 0.0
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 12 0.0
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 80 0.3
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 86 0.3
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 26 0.1
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 308 1.2
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 436 1.7
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 281 1.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 68 0.3
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 291 1.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 57 0.2
Totals: 337 87,930  

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.

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.