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Morehead City, NC Micro 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
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 22 6,018 88.91
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 26 5,913 87.36
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 3,232 47.75
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 8 2,260 33.39
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 3 1,123 16.59
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2 980 14.48
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 6 876 12.94
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 789 11.66
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 3 486 7.18
Convention of Original Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 9 451 6.66
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 450 6.65
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 306 4.52
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 275 4.06
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 266 3.93
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 221 3.27
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 210 3.10
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 168 2.48
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 164 2.42
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 160 2.36
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 49 0.72
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 17 0.25
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 8 0.12
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 0 0.00
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Evangelical Association of Reformed and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Reformed Presbyterian Church Hanover Presbytery Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this metro area was 67,686 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (24,422) included 36.1% 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

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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