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Religious Traditions, 2010

57,203 6,745 29,045 10,471 375 8,254 155,494
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Orthodox Other Unclaimed

Congregational adherents include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The 2010 reports contain incomplete counts of congregations and adherents belonging to the eight largest historically African-American denominations. These denominations are not included in the 2000 reports and are largely missing from the 1990 and 1980 reports.
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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 62 25,941 96.94
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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61 21,434 80.10
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 4 10,471 39.13
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 29 10,157 37.96
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 9 8,651 32.33
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 4,670 17.45
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 6 2,644 9.88
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 2,228 8.33
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 2,210 8.26
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 5 2,004 7.49
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 1,761 6.58
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 1,664 6.22
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 1,606 6.00
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,299 4.85
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 4 1,188 4.44
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 1,178 4.40
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,154 4.31
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 6 1,154 4.31
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 1,040 3.89
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 1,000 3.74
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 877 3.28
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 758 2.83
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 651 2.43
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 610 2.28
Convention of Original Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 601 2.25
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 557 2.08
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 535 2.00
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 519 1.94
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 400 1.49
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 381 1.42
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 373 1.39
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 281 1.05
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 275 1.03
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 219 0.82
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 206 0.77
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 179 0.67
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 179 0.67
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 154 0.58
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 2 113 0.42
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.37
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 98 0.37
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 97 0.36
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.34
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 85 0.32
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 61 0.23
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 52 0.19
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 49 0.18
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 38 0.14
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 35 0.13
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 25 0.09
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 15 0.06
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 12 0.04
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 11 0.04
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 3 0.01
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 0 0.00
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 0 0.00
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 4 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 306 112,093  

The population of Durham County, North Carolina was 267,587 in 2010; in 2000 it was 223,314. The total population changed 19.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (112,093) included 41.9% of the total population in 2010.

* In an effort to better match the ASARB standards for adherents, a few religious bodies changed the way their adherents were reported in 2010, including the Catholic Church, Amish groups, Friends groups, Jewish groups, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Non-denominational Christian Churches, and the United Methodist Church. This change does not affect any of the data in the newly released 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. In fact, the data for these groups are now more comparable to that of other bodies than it was in previous decadal reports.

However, the change in methodology can distort assessments on growth or decline between 2000 and 2010 for each of these groups. County-level 2000 data using the new methodology are not readily available. ASARB staff has adjusted some 2000 county-level adherent statistics to allow for a more accurate picture on growth or decline. The revised maps and charts are now available on-line at www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

2010 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 236 religious groups, providing information on the number of their congregations and adherents within each state and county in the United States. Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E. Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study, published by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). [More information on the data collection]

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2010 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of 7.6 in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that about 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County were Episcopalian.


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