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Goldsboro, 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 60 15,580 132.78
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 3 8,193 69.83
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 30 6,681 56.94
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 27 6,552 55.84
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 8 2,904 24.75
Convention of Original Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 17 2,556 21.78
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 11 1,820 15.51
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7 1,631 13.90
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 3 1,470 12.53
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 6 1,174 10.01
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 2 984 8.39
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 19 865 7.37
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 8 844 7.19
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 22 787 6.71
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 770 6.56
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 725 6.18
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 500 4.26
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 3 458 3.90
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 325 2.77
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 285 2.43
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 278 2.37
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 202 1.72
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 200 1.70
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 149 1.27
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 144 1.23
Friends United Meeting Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 3 139 1.18
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 126 1.07
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 120 1.02
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 120 1.02
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 93 0.79
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 76 0.65
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 72 0.61
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 60 0.51
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 18 0.15
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 117,333 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (56,901) included 48.5% 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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