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Pinehurst-Southern Pines, 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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 3 12,800 128.35
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 38 10,726 107.55
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 25 8,030 80.52
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 20 5,922 59.38
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 20 3,862 38.73
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 16 2,604 26.11
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 3 1,470 14.74
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 766 7.68
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2 638 6.40
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 3 622 6.24
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 328 3.29
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 318 3.19
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 3 304 3.05
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 232 2.33
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 196 1.97
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 192 1.93
Evangelical Friends Church International Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 158 1.58
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 126 1.26
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 126 1.26
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 126 1.26
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 125 1.25
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 92 0.92
Nationwide Fellowship Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 77 0.77
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 68 0.68
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 37 0.37
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 30 0.30
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 28 0.28
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 13 0.13
North Carolina Congregational Conference Black Protestant 2
Diocese of the Holy Cross Mainline Protestant 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this metro area was 99,727 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (50,016) included 50.2% 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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