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Fayetteville, 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 174 105,324 202.40
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 144 46,719 89.78
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 9 23,136 44.46
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 51 16,898 32.47
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 43 12,271 23.58
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 27 10,600 20.37
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 12 6,508 12.51
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 46 6,024 11.58
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1 5,271 10.13
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 30 5,181 9.96
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 18 4,288 8.24
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 5 4,016 7.72
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 20 3,399 6.53
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 3,352 6.44
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 7 2,162 4.15
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 10 2,038 3.92
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 6 1,498 2.88
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 1,300 2.50
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 1,296 2.49
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 6 835 1.60
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 750 1.44
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 740 1.42
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 4 720 1.38
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 650 1.25
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 600 1.15
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 563 1.08
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 540 1.04
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 13 507 0.97
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 389 0.75
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 225 0.43
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 219 0.42
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 215 0.41
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 208 0.40
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 193 0.37
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 160 0.31
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 154 0.30
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 146 0.28
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 144 0.28
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 110 0.21
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 3 109 0.21
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 104 0.20
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 101 0.19
Convention of Original Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 94 0.18
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 4 94 0.18
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 72 0.14
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 40 0.08
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 12 0.02
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
Lumber River Conference of the Holiness Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 11
Anglican Catholic Church Other Christians Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1
Vanguard Presbytery Evangelical Protestant 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 520,378 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (269,975) 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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