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Macon 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 48 11,361 306.94
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 15 2,689 72.65
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2 2,126 57.44
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6 731 19.75
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 2 680 18.37
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 3 568 15.35
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 3 485 13.10
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 456 12.32
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 379 10.24
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 223 6.02
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 215 5.81
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 162 4.38
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 150 4.05
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 127 3.43
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 123 3.32
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 67 1.81
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 34 0.92
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 17 0.46
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 9 0.24
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 0 0.00
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 37,014 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (20,602) included 55.7% 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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