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Haywood 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 69 21,544 346.99
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 25 7,690 123.85
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 3 2,674 43.07
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 7 2,560 41.23
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2 580 9.34
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 535 8.62
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 2 420 6.76
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 326 5.25
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 237 3.82
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 230 3.70
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 202 3.25
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 166 2.67
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 139 2.24
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 138 2.22
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 126 2.03
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 116 1.87
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 95 1.53
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 87 1.40
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 72 1.16
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 1 54 0.87
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 50 0.81
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 30 0.48
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 9 0.14
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Anglican Province of America Mainline Protestant 1
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 62,089 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (38,080) included 61.3% 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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