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Guilford County (North Carolina)

Religious Traditions, 2010

113,377 16,255 74,143 17,582 540 14,164 252,345
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
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 81 44,299 105.21
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 79 53,739 127.63
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 29 16,458 39.09
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 23 6,945 16.49
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 21 2,798 6.65
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 3,628 8.62
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 1,248 2.96
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 11 4,582 10.88
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 2,211 5.25
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 9 5,649 13.42
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 1,867 4.43
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 736 1.75
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 7 21,628 51.37
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 785 1.86
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 1,959 4.65
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 --- ---
Buddhists Other Other Groups 5 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 299 0.71
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 880 2.09
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 255 0.61
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 1,029 2.44
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 5 3,619 8.60
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 2,248 5.34
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,874 4.45
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 1,690 4.01
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 3 243 0.58
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,710 4.06
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 660 1.57
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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3 4,280 10.17
Jewish Other Judaism 3 2,500 5.94
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 386 0.92
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 1,478 3.51
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 536 1.27
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 648 1.54
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 1,280 3.04
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 569 1.35
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 91 0.22
Convention of Original Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 73 0.17
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 325 0.77
Hindus Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 15 0.04
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 92 0.22
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 346 0.82
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 410 0.97
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 271 0.64
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 185 0.44
Totals: 418 196,524  

The population of Guilford County, North Carolina was 421,048 in 2000; in 1990 it was 347,420. The total population changed 21.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (196,524) included 46.7% of the total population in 2000.

* 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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