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Baltimore County, Maryland - County Membership Report (1990)

Exact definitions of "congregations" and "adherents" vary by religious body. Congregations may be parishes, churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, or another site where a religious body has regularly scheduled worship services. Adherents generally are members, children who are not members, and others who are not members but are considered participants in the congregation.

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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 37 164,219 237.26
Jewish Congregations Judaism Judaism Family 9 48,701 70.36
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 101 41,345 59.74
Black Baptists Estimate Black Protestant Baptist Family 0 22,757 32.88
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 28 18,868 27.26
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 37 16,316 23.57
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 24 11,056 15.97
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 14 6,792 9.81
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 16 5,586 8.07
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 6 4,505 6.51
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6 3,375 4.88
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 6 2,721 3.93
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 7 2,607 3.77
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 8 2,570 3.71
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 4 2,155 3.11
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 8 1,753 2.53
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7 1,335 1.93
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 3 865 1.25
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 3 794 1.15
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 5 780 1.13
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1 621 0.90
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 4 600 0.87
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 6 562 0.81
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 470 0.68
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 422 0.61
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 306 0.44
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 281 0.41
Evangelical Congregational Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2 278 0.40
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 3 261 0.38
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 250 0.36
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 222 0.32
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 210 0.30
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 172 0.25
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 137 0.20
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 105 0.15
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 100 0.14
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 65 0.09
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1 50 0.07
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 47 0.07
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 36 0.05
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 31 0.04
Brethren in Christ Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 25 0.04
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 3
Open Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 692,134 in 1990. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (364,351) included 52.6% of the total population in 1990. The adherence rate is the number of adherents of a given group per 1,000 people in the general population.

Note that data collection methods for religious bodies change over time, affecting the comparability of statistics. For further information, see the U.S. Religion Census website at

The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 372 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 155.

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