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