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Wilmington, 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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 7 37,731 131.97
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 67 23,611 82.58
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 54 23,240 81.29
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 21 15,977 55.88
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 17 4,803 16.80
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 21 4,634 16.21
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 10 3,778 13.21
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 16 3,580 12.52
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 11 3,028 10.59
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 6 2,940 10.28
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 9 2,548 8.91
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 3 2,033 7.11
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 5 1,882 6.58
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 999 3.49
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 800 2.80
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 800 2.80
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 650 2.27
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 574 2.01
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 529 1.85
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 6 526 1.84
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 473 1.65
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 4 411 1.44
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 373 1.30
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 9 362 1.27
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 7 351 1.23
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 328 1.15
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 252 0.88
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 1 177 0.62
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 164 0.57
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 151 0.53
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 150 0.52
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 142 0.50
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 140 0.49
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1 130 0.45
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 128 0.45
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 1 114 0.40
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 105 0.37
Moravian Church in America (Unitas Fratrum), Southern Province Mainline Protestant 1 97 0.34
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 69 0.24
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 67 0.23
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 65 0.23
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 62 0.22
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 51 0.18
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 36 0.13
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 3 0 0.00
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Anglican Province of America Mainline Protestant 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Old Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant 1
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1
International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Sovereign Grace Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Christ's Sanctified Holy Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Open Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 285,905 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (139,061) included 48.6% 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 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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