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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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 56 20,094 125.7
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 22 12,534 78.4
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 8 9,605 60.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 5,090 31.8
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 3,998 25.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 15 3,523 22.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 2,906 18.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 9 2,851 17.8
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 6 2,331 14.6
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 2,261 14.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 7 1,901 11.9
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 5 1,736 10.9
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 19 1,485 9.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 1,181 7.4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,050 6.6
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 944 5.9
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 671 4.2
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 611 3.8
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 362 2.3
Jewish Other Judaism 2 347 2.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 274 1.7
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 264 1.7
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 253 1.6
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 241 1.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 2 212 1.3
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 156 1.0
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 61 0.4
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 58 0.4
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 22 0.1
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 20 0.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 12 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Totals: 241 77,054  

The population of the Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 159,861 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (77,054) included 48.2% of the total population in 1980.

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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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.

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