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Iredell 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 58 26,474 141.80
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2 19,429 104.07
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 40 16,522 88.50
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 44 16,227 86.92
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 2 3,314 17.75
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 12 2,776 14.87
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 16 1,741 9.33
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 6 1,648 8.83
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 3 1,605 8.60
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6 1,164 6.23
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 5 1,160 6.21
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 9 1,032 5.53
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 4 996 5.33
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 3 725 3.88
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 604 3.24
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 3 540 2.89
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 473 2.53
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 360 1.93
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 348 1.86
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 346 1.85
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 330 1.77
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 4 303 1.62
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 301 1.61
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 230 1.23
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 225 1.21
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 211 1.13
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 200 1.07
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 180 0.96
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 150 0.80
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 142 0.76
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 122 0.65
Friends United Meeting Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 85 0.46
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 84 0.45
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 70 0.37
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 30 0.16
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 20 0.11
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 13 0.07
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 3 12 0.06
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 11 0.06
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Remnant: Charity Ministries and related Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 11
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 186,693 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (100,203) included 53.7% 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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