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Carroll 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 4 18,258 147.99
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 44 13,736 111.34
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 23 9,475 76.80
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 9 3,615 29.30
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 10 3,213 26.04
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 8 1,958 15.87
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 3 1,308 10.60
Black Baptists Estimate Black Protestant Baptist Family 0 817 6.62
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 685 5.55
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 608 4.93
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 277 2.25
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 269 2.18
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 266 2.16
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 246 1.99
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 230 1.86
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 200 1.62
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 167 1.35
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 146 1.18
Brethren Church (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 131 1.06
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 120 0.97
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 72 0.58
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 68 0.55
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 65 0.53
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 54 0.44
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 53 0.43
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 34 0.28
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 31 0.25
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 24 0.19
Jewish Congregations Judaism Judaism Family 1 0 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 123,372 in 1990. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (56,126) included 45.5% 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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