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Alexander County, North Carolina - County 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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 38 14,150 388.27
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 8 2,030 55.70
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 5 1,871 51.34
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 10 1,721 47.22
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 1,550 42.53
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 445 12.21
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 232 6.37
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 215 5.90
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 192 5.27
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 168 4.61
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 162 4.45
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 101 2.77
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 81 2.22
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 59 1.62
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 50 1.37
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 4 0.11
Twelve Tribes Evangelical Protestant 1
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Evangelical Lutheran Diocese of North America Evangelical Protestant 1
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 36,444 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (23,031) included 63.2% 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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