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Carroll County, Maryland - County Membership Report (2020)

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 27,243 157.57
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 33 10,659 61.65
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 20 8,370 48.41
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 16 5,519 31.92
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 8 2,735 15.82
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 5 2,720 15.73
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 2,486 14.38
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 10 1,700 9.83
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 6 1,041 6.02
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 3 930 5.38
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 6 795 4.60
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 656 3.79
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 3 632 3.66
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 517 2.99
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 500 2.89
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2 330 1.91
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 317 1.83
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 300 1.74
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 194 1.12
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 182 1.05
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 160 0.93
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 152 0.88
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 132 0.76
Georgian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 125 0.72
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 102 0.59
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 95 0.55
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 92 0.53
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 51 0.29
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 40 0.23
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 20 0.12
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 1
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
United Episcopal Church of North America Mainline Protestant 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Brethren Church (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 172,891 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (68,795) included 39.8% of the total population in 2020. 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 https://www.usreligioncensus.org/.

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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