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Worcester 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 6 13,199 251.60
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 36 6,201 118.20
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 13 5,284 100.72
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 11 2,825 53.85
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 6 984 18.76
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 716 13.65
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 690 13.15
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 5 571 10.88
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 520 9.91
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 381 7.26
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 321 6.12
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 314 5.99
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 300 5.72
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 281 5.36
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 241 4.59
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 155 2.95
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 120 2.29
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 3 112 2.13
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 98 1.87
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 61 1.16
Biblical Mennonite Alliance Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 51 0.97
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 38 0.72
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 35 0.67
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 23 0.44
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 13 0.25
Chabad Judaism Judaism 4
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 52,460 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (33,534) included 63.9% 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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