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California-Lexington Park, 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 17 25,162 221.15
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 9 10,699 94.03
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 10 3,530 31.03
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 7 1,449 12.74
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2 1,180 10.37
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 1,043 9.17
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 5 729 6.41
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 716 6.29
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 700 6.15
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 647 5.69
Stauffer Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 623 5.48
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 4 549 4.83
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 546 4.80
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 510 4.48
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 436 3.83
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 2 406 3.57
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 359 3.16
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 295 2.59
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 199 1.75
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 187 1.64
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 111 0.98
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 104 0.91
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 95 0.83
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 76 0.67
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 39 0.34
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 25 0.22
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 13 0.11
Weaverland Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 0 2 0.02
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 0 0.00
Anglican Catholic Church Other Christians Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Union American Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 1
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 4
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this metro area was 113,777 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (50,430) included 44.3% 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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