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Greensboro-High Point, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

167,940 18,818 101,683 19,442 540 15,863 399,515
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 157 78,166 158.77
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 198 65,881 133.82
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 42 18,861 38.31
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 17,045 34.62
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 36 8,699 17.67
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 10 8,347 16.95
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 31 8,084 16.42
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 15 6,866 13.95
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 15 5,393 10.95
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 2,995 6.08
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 11 2,263 4.60
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 19 2,178 4.42
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 2,118 4.30
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 22 1,906 3.87
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 5 1,844 3.75
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 1,534 3.12
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 1,452 2.95
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 1,439 2.92
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 1,277 2.59
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 1,235 2.51
Jewish Other Judaism 4 1,151 2.34
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 1,132 2.30
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 971 1.97
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 930 1.89
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 705 1.43
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 685 1.39
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 552 1.12
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 464 0.94
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 321 0.65
Holiness Church of God, Inc., The Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 297 0.60
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 171 0.35
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 98 0.20
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 49 0.10
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 42 0.09
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 0 40 0.08
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 0.00
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 0 0 0.00
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
0 0 0.00
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
Totals: 666 245,191  

The population of the Greensboro-High Point, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 492,308 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (245,191) included 49.8% of the total population in 1980.

* 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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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