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Guilford County, North Carolina - County Membership Report (2020)

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
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 163 67,348 124.42
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 7 45,086 83.29
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 115 42,077 77.73
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 75 35,505 65.59
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 25 9,696 17.91
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 6 9,618 17.77
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 7 8,128 15.02
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 27 6,774 12.51
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 6,090 11.25
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 10 5,095 9.41
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 8 4,280 7.91
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 21 3,695 6.83
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 4 3,080 5.69
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 10 2,954 5.46
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 11 2,922 5.40
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 9 2,646 4.89
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 9 2,431 4.49
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 3 2,080 3.84
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 1 1,731 3.20
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 11 1,673 3.09
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 1,620 2.99
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 6 1,610 2.97
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 7 1,575 2.91
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 9 1,340 2.48
Friends United Meeting Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 7 1,152 2.13
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 878 1.62
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 704 1.30
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 621 1.15
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 4 615 1.14
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 6 579 1.07
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 500 0.92
Moravian Church in America (Unitas Fratrum), Southern Province Mainline Protestant 2 469 0.87
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 8 445 0.82
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 400 0.74
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1 388 0.72
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 360 0.67
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1 346 0.64
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8 338 0.62
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 321 0.59
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 3 318 0.59
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 303 0.56
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 7 296 0.55
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 270 0.50
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 263 0.49
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 3 241 0.45
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 240 0.44
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 3 232 0.43
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 210 0.39
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 180 0.33
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 160 0.30
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 150 0.28
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 126 0.23
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 119 0.22
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 1 100 0.18
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 100 0.18
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 94 0.17
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 90 0.17
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 70 0.13
Evangelical Friends Church International Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 55 0.10
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 27 0.05
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 13 0.02
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 0 0.00
Convention of Original Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 0 0.00
Church of God Apostolic, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Chabad Judaism Judaism 1
Christ's Sanctified Holy Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Anglican Province of America Mainline Protestant 1
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
North Carolina Congregational Conference Black Protestant 2
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 2
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 8
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1
Evangelical Association of Reformed and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 3
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 541,299 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (280,827) included 51.9% of the total population in 2020. 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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