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Religious Traditions, 2010

21,941 97 21,837 9,350 163 2,244 91,798
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 % Change
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism -1 -1325 -12.4%
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 0 +47 +100%
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 -19 -15.6%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 -90 -3.6%
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -1 -273 -58.5%
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 0 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 +16 +21.9%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 -312 -29.2%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -1 +877 +37%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -1 -142 -6.9%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness +2 +307 +74%
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 +50 +25%
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 +110 +21.4%
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 0 +220 +45.8%
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 0 +1 +0.3%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -3 -73 -24.3%
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 +2 +8.3%
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 +49 +81.7%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 -37 -23.6%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +4 +291 +19%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +1 -352 -17.4%
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 0 -69 -3.1%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 0 -119 -6.2%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 0 -1901 -22.2%
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 0 +17 +24.6%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 -240 -25.1%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -2 -1230 -40%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist +1 -2162 -20.1%
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +1 +92 +129.6%
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 +13 +100%
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints -2 +55 +3.7%
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 0 +8 +2.7%
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 0 +4 +6.3%
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: +0 -6185 -11.2%

The population of Washington County, Maryland was 131,923 in 2000; in 1990 it was 121,393. The total population changed 8.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (59,027) included 44.7% of the total population in 2000.

The population of Washington County, Maryland was 147,430 in 2010; in 2000 it was 131,923. The total population changed 11.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (55,632) included 37.7% 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 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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