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Rockingham County (North Carolina)

Religious Traditions, 2010

24,901 1,749 9,926 1,172 795 55,100
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic 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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 180 1.92
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 180 1.92
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 1,341 14.32
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 48 0.51
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 2 1,172 12.52
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 578 6.17
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 153 1.63
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 1,298 13.86
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 443 4.73
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 171 1.83
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 183 1.95
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 82 0.88
Convention of Original Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 148 1.58
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 124 1.32
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 77 0.82
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 747 7.98
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 137 1.46
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
31 5,429 57.98
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 160 1.71
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 55 0.59
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 40 13,874 148.16
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,242 13.26
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 7 598 6.39
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 448 4.78
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 40 0.43
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 54 0.58
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 286 3.05
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 1,540 16.45
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 38 6,960 74.32
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 8 0.09
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 479 5.12
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 3 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 308 3.29
Totals: 203 38,543  

The population of Rockingham County, North Carolina was 93,643 in 2010; in 2000 it was 91,928. The total population changed 1.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (38,543) included 41.2% 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 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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