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Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

34,679 533 32,065 16,358 163 4,132 163,669
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 0 0.00
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 1,058 5.09
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 338 1.63
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 3,834 18.45
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 19 0.09
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 467 2.25
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 450 2.17
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 12 15,021 72.28
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 73 0.35
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 6 2,802 13.48
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 2,171 10.45
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 40 0.19
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 2,541 12.23
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 40 0.19
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 7 2,160 10.39
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 17 3,087 14.85
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 515 2.48
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 330 1.59
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 515 2.48
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 33 0.16
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 9 2,448 11.78
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 480 2.31
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 22 10,044 48.33
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 148 0.71
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 275 1.32
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
2 1,200 5.77
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 70 0.34
Jewish Other Judaism 2 445 2.14
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 349 1.68
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 301 1.45
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 12 1,491 7.17
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 69 0.33
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 24 0.12
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 300 1.44
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 126 0.61
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 71 0.34
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 128 0.62
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 1,992 9.58
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 346 1.66
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 436 2.10
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 6 2,058 9.90
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 18 4,619 22.23
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 64 0.31
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 3,277 15.77
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 54 18,510 89.06
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 145 0.70
Totals: 285 84,910  

The population of the Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 207,828 in 2000; in 1990 it was 180,646. The total population changed 15.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (84,910) included 40.9% of the total population in 2000.

* 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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