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Washington 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
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 9 1,694 153.96
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 5 1,080 98.16
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 5 700 63.62
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 6 479 43.53
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 450 40.90
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 384 34.90
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 310 28.17
Convention of Original Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 248 22.54
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 204 18.54
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 150 13.63
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 137 12.45
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 122 11.09
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 115 10.45
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 7 107 9.72
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 91 8.27
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 76 6.91
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 3 72 6.54
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 24 2.18

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 11,003 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (6,443) included 58.6% 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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