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Ashe 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 45 7,097 267.04
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 14 1,770 66.60
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 1,465 55.12
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 6 850 31.98
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 289 10.87
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 120 4.52
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 94 3.54
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 94 3.54
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 84 3.16
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 82 3.09
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 67 2.52
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 60 2.26
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 9 0.34
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 0 0.00
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Reformed Baptist Network Evangelical Protestant 1
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 26,577 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (12,081) included 45.5% 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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