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Talbot 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 3 6,388 170.23
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 18 2,909 77.52
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 7 2,401 63.98
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 5 1,130 30.11
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 1,060 28.25
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 2 440 11.73
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 2 434 11.57
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 425 11.33
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 422 11.25
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 3 402 10.71
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 351 9.35
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 300 7.99
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 299 7.97
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 239 6.37
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 206 5.49
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 202 5.38
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 198 5.28
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 166 4.42
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 151 4.02
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 145 3.86
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 106 2.82
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 100 2.66
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 80 2.13
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 60 1.60
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 10 0.27
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 8 0.21
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 37,526 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (18,632) included 49.7% 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

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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