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Greensboro-High Point, 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 253 92,968 119.72
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 213 68,071 87.66
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 10 61,548 79.26
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 174 52,810 68.00
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 8 11,501 14.81
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 36 10,849 13.97
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 53 9,637 12.41
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 37 8,950 11.53
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 9 8,428 10.85
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 6,090 7.84
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 15 5,748 7.40
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 10 5,172 6.66
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 8 4,460 5.74
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 17 3,645 4.69
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 15 3,582 4.61
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 17 3,076 3.96
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 11 2,710 3.49
Friends United Meeting Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 18 2,665 3.43
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 12 2,593 3.34
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 3 2,080 2.68
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 15 1,892 2.44
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 8 1,890 2.43
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 11 1,798 2.32
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 1 1,731 2.23
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 25 1,654 2.13
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 1,620 2.09
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 13 1,489 1.92
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 11 1,459 1.88
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 4 988 1.27
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 878 1.13
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 792 1.02
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 8 725 0.93
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 704 0.91
Moravian Church in America (Unitas Fratrum), Southern Province Mainline Protestant 4 678 0.87
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 621 0.80
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 4 615 0.79
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 14 596 0.77
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 500 0.64
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 3 460 0.59
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 432 0.56
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 400 0.52
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 400 0.52
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1 388 0.50
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 360 0.46
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 360 0.46
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 5 349 0.45
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 3 347 0.45
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 303 0.39
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 300 0.39
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 263 0.34
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 240 0.31
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 3 232 0.30
Evangelical Friends Church International Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 183 0.24
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 166 0.21
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 160 0.21
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 150 0.19
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 126 0.16
Convention of Original Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 103 0.13
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 94 0.12
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 90 0.12
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 70 0.09
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 37 0.05
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 27 0.03
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 13 0.02
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 0 0.00
Church of God Apostolic, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Christ's Sanctified Holy Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
North Carolina Congregational Conference Black Protestant 2
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1
Anglican Province of America Mainline Protestant 2
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 1
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 2
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2
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 5
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 4
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 776,566 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (393,266) included 50.6% 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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