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Winston-Salem, 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 169 112,516 166.45
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 195 65,598 97.04
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 11 63,050 93.27
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 170 60,096 88.90
Moravian Church in America (Unitas Fratrum), Southern Province Mainline Protestant 33 10,997 16.27
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 23 9,648 14.27
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 17 8,110 12.00
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 17 7,857 11.62
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 28 7,258 10.74
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 4 5,359 7.93
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 8 4,820 7.13
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 5 4,470 6.61
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 11 4,399 6.51
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 21 4,330 6.41
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 26 3,941 5.83
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 16 3,939 5.83
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 24 3,717 5.50
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 7 3,656 5.41
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 16 3,383 5.00
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 17 3,259 4.82
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 11 2,329 3.45
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 17 1,905 2.82
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 8 1,897 2.81
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 7 1,396 2.07
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 1,273 1.88
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 6 1,178 1.74
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 810 1.20
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 800 1.18
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 767 1.13
Friends United Meeting Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 8 750 1.11
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 730 1.08
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 518 0.77
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 502 0.74
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 428 0.63
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 6 417 0.62
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 392 0.58
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 310 0.46
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 288 0.43
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 9 282 0.42
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 2 280 0.41
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 274 0.41
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 240 0.36
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 237 0.35
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5 201 0.30
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 165 0.24
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 149 0.22
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 135 0.20
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 2 132 0.20
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 130 0.19
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 72 0.11
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 30 0.04
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1 23 0.03
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 8 0.01
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 0 0.00
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 0 0.00
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 0 0.00
Church of God Apostolic, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Presbyterian Reformed Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 1
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 2
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 3
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Evangelical Association of Reformed and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 3
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
Free Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Convention of Original Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 5
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 675,966 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (409,451) included 60.6% 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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