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Burlington, NC Metro Area - Metro Area 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 36 16,532 96.44
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 49 15,941 93.00
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 11,663 68.04
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 23 10,651 62.14
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 14 3,473 20.26
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 11 2,564 14.96
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 10 2,316 13.51
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 8 1,866 10.89
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 3 1,470 8.58
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 5 1,002 5.85
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 7 871 5.08
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 783 4.57
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 4 782 4.56
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 760 4.43
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8 642 3.75
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 550 3.21
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 460 2.68
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2 431 2.51
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 6 413 2.41
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 4 320 1.87
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 3 319 1.86
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 296 1.73
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 274 1.60
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 226 1.32
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 202 1.18
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 126 0.74
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 126 0.74
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 115 0.67
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 87 0.51
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 80 0.47
Friends United Meeting Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 72 0.42
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 68 0.40
Independent Yearly Meetings of Friends Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 68 0.40
Evangelical Friends Church International Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 64 0.37
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 50 0.29
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 48 0.28
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 48 0.28
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 42 0.25
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 34 0.20
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 2 0 0.00
Bible Methodist Connection of Churches Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Vanguard Presbytery Evangelical Protestant 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 1
North Carolina Congregational Conference Black Protestant 3
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Reformed Baptist Network Evangelical Protestant 1
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 3
Evangelical Association of Reformed and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4
Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 171,415 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (75,835) included 44.2% 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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