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Durham-Chapel Hill, 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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 205 60,149 92.55
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 10 55,325 85.13
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 140 51,362 79.03
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 104 29,746 45.77
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 8 10,023 15.42
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 10 8,671 13.34
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 6 7,294 11.22
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 30 6,946 10.69
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 14 6,763 10.41
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 21 6,316 9.72
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 27 6,162 9.48
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 12 5,970 9.19
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 22 5,258 8.09
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 14 4,554 7.01
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 7 3,060 4.71
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 13 2,564 3.95
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 8 2,535 3.90
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 10 2,113 3.25
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 3 2,068 3.18
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 6 1,860 2.86
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 20 1,682 2.59
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 1,623 2.50
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 1,590 2.45
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 5 1,516 2.33
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 10 1,282 1.97
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 1,142 1.76
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 6 991 1.52
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 900 1.38
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 840 1.29
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 835 1.28
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 780 1.20
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 7 774 1.19
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6 639 0.98
General Association of General Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 600 0.92
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 3 583 0.90
Reconstructionist Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 537 0.83
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 519 0.80
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 500 0.77
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 500 0.77
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 444 0.68
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 427 0.66
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 400 0.62
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 400 0.62
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 277 0.43
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 271 0.42
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 4 256 0.39
Convention of Original Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 236 0.36
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 234 0.36
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 189 0.29
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 180 0.28
Friends United Meeting Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 152 0.23
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 1 100 0.15
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 100 0.15
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 95 0.15
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 85 0.13
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 73 0.11
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 60 0.09
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 58 0.09
Independent Judaism Judaism 2 52 0.08
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 51 0.08
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 40 0.06
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 40 0.06
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (Covenanters) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 40 0.06
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1 32 0.05
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 29 0.04
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 28 0.04
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 25 0.04
Bruderhof Evangelical Protestant Communal Family 1 5 0.01
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 3 0 0.00
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4
Vedanta Society Other Other Groups Family 1
American Ethical Union Other Liberal Family 1
Anglican Catholic Church Other Christians Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
North Carolina Congregational Conference Black Protestant 1
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 2
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 2
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
United Episcopal Church of North America Mainline Protestant 1
Every Nation Evangelical Protestant 2
Chabad Judaism Judaism 2
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 2
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 4
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 11
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 3
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 2
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 649,903 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (300,951) included 46.3% 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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