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Sampson 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 66 18,135 307.19
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 25 8,444 143.03
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 3 3,534 59.86
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 20 2,548 43.16
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 11 1,830 31.00
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 8 1,728 29.27
Convention of Original Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 6 696 11.79
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6 608 10.30
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 19 585 9.91
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 500 8.47
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 6 403 6.83
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 9 362 6.13
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 2 356 6.03
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 223 3.78
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 202 3.42
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 150 2.54
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2 144 2.44
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 143 2.42
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 128 2.17
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 90 1.52
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 76 1.29
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 41 0.69
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 36 0.61
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 22 0.37
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 4 0.07
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 59,036 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (40,988) included 69.4% 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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