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Chatham 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 41 11,860 155.47
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 26 4,637 60.79
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 17 4,190 54.93
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 3,651 47.86
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 9 1,280 16.78
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2 1,158 15.18
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 3 860 11.27
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 6 541 7.09
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 480 6.29
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 4 461 6.04
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 404 5.30
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 2 348 4.56
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 180 2.36
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 176 2.31
Friends United Meeting Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 152 1.99
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 150 1.97
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 137 1.80
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 126 1.65
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 113 1.48
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 90 1.18
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 86 1.13
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 77 1.01
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 64 0.84
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 60 0.79
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 54 0.71
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 29 0.38
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 28 0.37
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1 27 0.35
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 19 0.25
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 2
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 76,285 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (31,438) included 41.2% 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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