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Salisbury, MD-DE, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

40,464 4,939 50,824 405 40,542 2,900 233,728
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 202 42,314 113.2
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 16 40,542 108.5
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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58 10,171 27.2
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 33 8,640 23.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 16 5,130 13.7
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 22 5,025 13.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 23 4,347 11.6
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 23 3,065 8.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 18 2,176 5.8
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 2,069 5.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 5 1,775 4.7
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 1,670 4.5
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,363 3.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 1,291 3.5
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 1,228 3.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 1,115 3.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 13 1,014 2.7
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 835 2.2
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 4 646 1.7
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 633 1.7
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 626 1.7
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 464 1.2
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 446 1.2
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 406 1.1
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 370 1.0
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 368 1.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 337 0.9
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 308 0.8
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 235 0.6
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 203 0.5
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 178 0.5
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 0.4
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 140 0.4
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 130 0.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 125 0.3
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 120 0.3
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.3
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 95 0.3
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 73 0.2
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 42 0.1
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 35 0.1
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 27 0.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 18 0.0
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 14 0.0
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 11 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 4 0.0
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 3 --- ---
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 ---
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 7 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 --- ---
Totals: 566 140,074  

The population of the Salisbury, MD-DE, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 373,802 in 2010; in 2000 it was 312,572. The total population changed 19.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (140,074) included 37.5% of the total population in 2010.

Salisbury, MD-DE, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 4 counties: Somerset County, Maryland, Sussex County, Delaware, Wicomico County, Maryland, Worcester 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.