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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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 113 47,080 96.40
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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145 42,845 87.72
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 84 42,284 86.58
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 7 17,582 36.00
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 28 15,396 31.52
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 10 5,704 11.68
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 7 5,448 11.15
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 8 4,978 10.19
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 20 4,343 8.89
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 6 4,246 8.69
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 5 3,984 8.16
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 15 3,860 7.90
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 13 3,020 6.18
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 2,988 6.12
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 2,795 5.72
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 2,474 5.07
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 2,314 4.74
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 2 1,847 3.78
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 1,708 3.50
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 1,706 3.49
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 13 1,677 3.43
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 8 1,528 3.13
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 1,064 2.18
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 1,049 2.15
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 1,040 2.13
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 3 1,021 2.09
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 1,000 2.05
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 841 1.72
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 827 1.69
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 664 1.36
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 614 1.26
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 590 1.21
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 563 1.15
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 556 1.14
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 552 1.13
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 545 1.12
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 488 1.00
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 424 0.87
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 420 0.86
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 393 0.80
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 367 0.75
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 334 0.68
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 310 0.63
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 3 303 0.62
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 300 0.61
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 279 0.57
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 238 0.49
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 183 0.37
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 153 0.31
Convention of Original Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 150 0.31
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 139 0.28
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 139 0.28
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 122 0.25
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 120 0.25
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 98 0.20
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 2 89 0.18
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 70 0.14
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 60 0.12
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 54 0.11
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 43 0.09
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 27 0.06
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 25 0.05
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 0.00
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 --- ---
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Assemblies of God International Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 8 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 683 236,061  

The population of Guilford County, North Carolina was 488,406 in 2010; in 2000 it was 421,048. The total population changed 16.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (236,061) included 48.3% 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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