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Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area - Metro Area 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 135 352,305 123.85
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 409 183,332 64.45
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 35 93,426 32.84
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 305 87,458 30.75
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 217 36,608 12.87
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 54 36,432 12.81
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 92 28,473 10.01
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 80 27,791 9.77
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 36 27,120 9.53
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 37 26,262 9.23
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 85 23,104 8.12
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 30 16,412 5.77
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 51 15,183 5.34
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 58 13,290 4.67
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 49 11,574 4.07
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 7 11,097 3.90
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 43 9,411 3.31
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 50 8,962 3.15
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 8 8,676 3.05
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 9 8,645 3.04
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 5 8,520 3.00
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 27 8,030 2.82
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 35 7,860 2.76
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 19 6,559 2.31
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 7 6,446 2.27
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 24 6,248 2.20
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 29 5,876 2.07
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 8 5,234 1.84
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 25 3,321 1.17
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 11 3,266 1.15
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 17 3,191 1.12
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 8 2,147 0.75
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 2,110 0.74
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 9 1,620 0.57
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 13 1,614 0.57
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 1,608 0.57
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 4 1,607 0.56
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 9 1,462 0.51
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 4 1,380 0.49
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 8 1,350 0.47
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 8 1,306 0.46
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 1,220 0.43
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 875 0.31
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 818 0.29
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 603 0.21
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 600 0.21
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6 600 0.21
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 600 0.21
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 586 0.21
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5 560 0.20
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 540 0.19
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 8 478 0.17
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 392 0.14
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 3 372 0.13
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 365 0.13
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 1 350 0.12
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 350 0.12
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 342 0.12
Eritrean Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 336 0.12
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 308 0.11
Reconstructionist Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 2 302 0.11
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5 301 0.11
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 275 0.10
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 245 0.09
General Association of General Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 230 0.08
Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 208 0.07
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 175 0.06
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 152 0.05
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 150 0.05
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 132 0.05
Georgian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 125 0.04
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 98 0.03
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 92 0.03
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 91 0.03
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1 90 0.03
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 83 0.03
Anabaptist Disciples of Christ Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 82 0.03
Malankara Mar Thoma Church Other Christians Other Groups Family 1 77 0.03
Keystone Mennonite Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 1 50 0.02
Evangelical Friends Church International Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 48 0.02
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 40 0.01
Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1 20 0.01
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2 0 0.00
Independent Judaism Judaism 2 0 0.00
Christadelphians Other Christians Other Groups Family 2
American Ethical Union Other Liberal Family 1
Church of God and Saints of Christ Other Christians Judaism Family 1
Church of the Living God, the Pillar and Ground of the Truth, Inc. [Lewis Dominion] Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Liberal Catholic Church, Province of the United States of America Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Sovereign Grace Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 2
International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 3
Catholic Apostolic Church in North America Mainline Protestant 2
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Anglican Province of America Mainline Protestant 3
Anglican Church in America Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
United Episcopal Church of North America Mainline Protestant 1
Episcopal Missionary Church Mainline Protestant 1
Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies Evangelical Protestant 1
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 1
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 22
Union American Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 3
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1
American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 10
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
Brethren Church (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 1
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Evangelical Congregational Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
General Church of the New Jerusalem Other Christians Spiritualist Family 1
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 7
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Polish National Catholic Church of America Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 8
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 4
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 2
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Christians Other Groups Family 2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 19
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 2,844,510 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,119,677) included 39.4% 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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