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Henderson 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 57 22,414 192.76
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 12,701 109.23
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 12 5,321 45.76
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 20 3,650 31.39
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 6 2,542 21.86
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 7 1,625 13.97
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 7 1,522 13.09
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2 1,158 9.96
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 954 8.20
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 792 6.81
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 623 5.36
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 550 4.73
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 451 3.88
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 307 2.64
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 300 2.58
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 279 2.40
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 268 2.30
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 255 2.19
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 252 2.17
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 246 2.12
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 190 1.63
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 171 1.47
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 159 1.37
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 1 131 1.13
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 122 1.05
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 100 0.86
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 70 0.60
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 45 0.39
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 43 0.37
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 41 0.35
Church of God General Conference (Abrahamic Faith, McDonough, GA) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 38 0.33
Biblical Mennonite Alliance Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 33 0.28
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 30 0.26
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1 12 0.10
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 0 0.00
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Orthodox Anglican Church Mainline Protestant 1
Anglican Province of America Mainline Protestant 1
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 116,281 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (57,395) included 49.4% 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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