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Allegany County (Maryland)

Religious Traditions, 2010

11,015 289 13,964 8,838 1,200 39,781
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant 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 43 9,201 122.54
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 10 8,838 117.70
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 3,229 43.00
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 6 2,850 37.96
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 2,517 33.52
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
16 2,504 33.35
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 6 930 12.39
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 635 8.46
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 617 8.22
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 487 6.49
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 414 5.51
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 308 4.10
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 308 4.10
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 292 3.89
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 289 3.85
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 273 3.64
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 241 3.21
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 223 2.97
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 184 2.45
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 174 2.32
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 173 2.30
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 123 1.64
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 116 1.54
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 88 1.17
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 82 1.09
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 76 1.01
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 64 0.85
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 27 0.36
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 25 0.33
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 10 0.13
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 8 0.11
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 0 0.00
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 3 --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Totals: 159 35,306  

The population of Allegany County, Maryland was 75,087 in 2010; in 2000 it was 74,930. The total population changed 0.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (35,306) included 47.0% of the total population in 2010.

* 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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