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North Carolina - State Membership Report (2010)

Exact definitions of "congregations" and "adherents" vary by religious body. Congregations may be parishes, churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, or another site where a religious body has regularly scheduled worship services. Adherents generally are members, children who are not members, and others who are not members but are considered participants in the congregation.

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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4,241 1,513,059 158.68
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 1,923 659,064 69.12
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 1,948 565,051 59.26
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 189 392,912 41.21
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 710 185,669 19.47
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 613 109,087 11.44
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 517 89,359 9.37
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 257 83,234 8.73
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 153 76,782 8.05
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 215 69,163 7.25
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 380 57,414 6.02
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 277 56,086 5.88
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 44 48,513 5.09
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 105 48,281 5.06
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 189 36,281 3.80
Convention of Original Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 238 35,921 3.77
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 161 31,795 3.33
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 155 31,344 3.29
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 166 29,414 3.08
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 305 26,932 2.82
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 195 26,165 2.74
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 50 26,045 2.73
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 197 24,248 2.54
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 170 23,708 2.49
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 75 22,849 2.40
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 62 22,160 2.32
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 109 20,084 2.11
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 85 15,549 1.63
Moravian Church in America (Unitas Fratrum), Southern Province Mainline Protestant 47 14,422 1.51
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 15 11,996 1.26
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 18 11,530 1.21
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 29 9,883 1.04
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 47 9,536 1.00
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 52 9,337 0.98
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 69 8,816 0.92
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 146 8,701 0.91
Friends United Meeting Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 68 8,471 0.89
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 79 8,460 0.89
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 33 8,324 0.87
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 42 7,560 0.79
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 28 7,114 0.75
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 15 6,830 0.72
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 27 6,514 0.68
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 25 5,843 0.61
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 6 5,317 0.56
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 16 4,801 0.50
Hinduism: Traditional Hindu Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 4 4,383 0.46
Hinduism: Indian-American Hindu Temple Associations Hinduism Hinduism Family 6 4,271 0.45
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 7 3,360 0.35
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 49 3,285 0.34
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 5 3,085 0.32
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 5 2,760 0.29
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5 2,452 0.26
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 7 2,442 0.26
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 19 2,154 0.23
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 6 1,682 0.18
Hinduism: Hindu Post Renaissance Hinduism Hinduism Family 18 1,616 0.17
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 13 1,594 0.17
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 11 1,111 0.12
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 8 1,070 0.11
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 12 981 0.10
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 7 845 0.09
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 833 0.09
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 775 0.08
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 9 725 0.08
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 9 700 0.07
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 7 694 0.07
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 18 688 0.07
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 669 0.07
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 8 662 0.07
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 18 626 0.07
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 618 0.06
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 600 0.06
Reconstructionist Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 2 589 0.06
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 3 573 0.06
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 544 0.06
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 524 0.05
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 8 505 0.05
Evangelical Friends Church International Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 9 396 0.04
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 300 0.03
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 6 285 0.03
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 265 0.03
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 4 219 0.02
Eritrean Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 200 0.02
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 197 0.02
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 183 0.02
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 179 0.02
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 145 0.02
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 127 0.01
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 124 0.01
Church of God General Conference (Abrahamic Faith, McDonough, GA) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2 110 0.01
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 88 0.01
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (Covenanters) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 85 0.01
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 79 0.01
Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 75 0.01
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 71 0.01
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 54 0.01
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 45 0.00
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, Oregon Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 43 0.00
Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America Other Other Groups Family 0 40 0.00
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference of the United States and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 15 0.00
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 21
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 45
Assemblies of God International Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Brethren in Christ Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 20
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 21
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 12
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 4
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 37
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Evangelical Association of Reformed and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 11
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 20
Free Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 42
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Jain Other Other Groups Family 3
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 174
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 6
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 32
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 42
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 131
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 10
Presbyterian Reformed Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Reformed Baptist Church Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 15
Reformed Presbyterian Church Hanover Presbytery Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Reformed Presbyterian Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Unaffiliated Friends Meetings Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 4
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 158
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 68
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this state was 9,535,483 in 2010. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (4,530,365) included 47.5% of the total population in 2010. The adherence rate is the number of adherents of a given group per 1,000 people in the general population.

Note that data collection methods for religious bodies change over time, affecting the comparability of statistics. For further information, see the U.S. Religion Census website at https://www.usreligioncensus.org/.

The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 372 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 155.

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