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Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

269,233 95,887 223,815 452,262 12,699 86,603 1,569,990
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Orthodox 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 391 148,448 67.49
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 136 382,872 174.07
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 113 52,312 23.78
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 111 71,981 32.73
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 98 55,852 25.39
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 68 29,647 13.48
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 38 4,254 1.93
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 38 12,384 5.63
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 34 18,962 8.62
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 33 11,348 5.16
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 26 4,835 2.20
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 18 13,600 6.18
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 16 2,775 1.26
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 3,248 1.48
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 4,450 2.02
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 2,383 1.08
Jewish Other Judaism 13 13,702 6.23
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 12 1,762 0.80
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 11 4,434 2.02
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 2,589 1.18
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 10 960 0.44
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 2,865 1.30
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 8 970 0.44
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 542 0.25
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 1,524 0.69
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 7 1,139 0.52
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 6,106 2.78
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 231 0.11
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 984 0.45
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 954 0.43
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 450 0.20
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 1,059 0.48
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 139 0.06
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 7 0.00
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 106 0.05
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 132 0.06
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 51 0.02
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 298 0.14
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 70 0.03
General Church of the New Jerusalem Other Spiritualist 1 30 0.01
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 150 0.07
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 65 0.03
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 1 72 0.03
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 161 0.07
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 0 0 0.00
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 0 0 0.00
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 0 0 0.00
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 0 0 0.00
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 0 0 0.00
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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0 0 0.00
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Regular Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
Totals: 1,295 860,903  

The population of the Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 2,199,531 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (860,903) included 39.1% of the total population in 1980.

* 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.


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