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Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area - Metro Area 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 287 99,424 272.19
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 85 27,290 74.71
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 5 23,541 64.45
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 81 17,130 46.90
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 32 8,111 22.21
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 14 7,088 19.40
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 9 3,547 9.71
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 17 3,365 9.21
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 13 2,986 8.17
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 19 2,866 7.85
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 14 2,816 7.71
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 12 2,276 6.23
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 4 2,228 6.10
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 9 1,948 5.33
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 11 1,894 5.19
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 7 1,681 4.60
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 1,514 4.14
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 14 1,454 3.98
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 8 1,328 3.64
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 7 1,226 3.36
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 826 2.26
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 8 667 1.83
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 500 1.37
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1 481 1.32
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 8 430 1.18
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 294 0.80
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 270 0.74
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 5 246 0.67
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 4 206 0.56
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 197 0.54
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 162 0.44
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 136 0.37
Moravian Church in America (Unitas Fratrum), Southern Province Mainline Protestant 1 131 0.36
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 125 0.34
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 121 0.33
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 112 0.31
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 89 0.24
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 81 0.22
Bible Way Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ World Wide, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 80 0.22
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 40 0.11
Church of God General Conference (Abrahamic Faith, McDonough, GA) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 38 0.10
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 35 0.10
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 3
Evangelical Association of Reformed and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 9
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 2
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1
Evangelical Lutheran Diocese of North America Evangelical Protestant 1
Twelve Tribes Evangelical Protestant 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 365,276 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (218,980) included 59.9% 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 https://www.usreligioncensus.org/.

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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