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Brunswick 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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2 15,063 110.20
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 63 12,513 91.54
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 18 8,150 59.62
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 13 6,594 48.24
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 9 1,748 12.79
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 10 1,600 11.71
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 1,574 11.51
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 6 1,568 11.47
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 3 1,470 10.75
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 3 924 6.76
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 2 917 6.71
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 901 6.59
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 5 888 6.50
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 526 3.85
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 500 3.66
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 342 2.50
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 134 0.98
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 114 0.83
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 3 111 0.81
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 46 0.34
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 45 0.33
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 28 0.20
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Convention of Original Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Orthodox Anglican Church Mainline Protestant 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 136,693 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (55,756) included 40.8% 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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