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Davidson County, North Carolina

Denominational Groups, 2000

29,139 32,547   1,809 651 83,100
Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational "adherents" include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The historically African American denominations are not included in the 2000 congregation and membership totals. Many are also missing in 1990 and most historically African American denominations are missing in the 1980 reports.
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Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 1 339 2.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 3 350 2.4
Bahá'í Other Theology 0 37 0.3
Buddhism Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic 2 1,809 12.3
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 2 436 3.0
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 5 889 6.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 4 204 1.4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 1 614 4.2
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 1 78 0.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 1 67 0.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 5 417 2.8
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 1 418 2.8
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 9 2,422 16.5
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 2 279 1.9
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 650 4.4
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 1 50 0.3
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 2 832 5.7
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant 1 179 1.2
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 7 902 6.1
Original Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 1 123 0.8
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 5 1,338 9.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 1 483 3.3
Primitive Baptist Churches--Old Line Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 1 181 1.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 3 173 1.2
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 44 21,142 143.6
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 4 n.a. n.a.
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 20 7,292 49.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 59 20,280 137.7
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 8 2,162 14.7
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 198 64,146  
Total (Adjusted)**:   75,617  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 126,677; in 2000 it was 147,246. The total population changed 16.2%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (64,146) include 43.6% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (75,617) include 51.4% of the population.


*The “Unadjusted Totals” come from the 1990 and 2000 data collected by representatives of the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). While quite comprehensive, this data excludes most of the historically African-American denominations and some other major groups. As a result, these numbers will be an underestimate of the total adherence rate, particularly in areas with a large African-American population. The 2000 data included 149 religious groups and the final results are published in Religious Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Copyright © 2002, All rights reserved. The 1990 data included 132 groups and the final results are published in Churches and Church Membership in the United States 1990 Copyright © 1990, All rights reserved. Published by Glenmary Research Center, 1312 Fifth Ave., North, Nashville, TN 37208. [More information on the data collection]

**The “Adjusted Totals” include all adherents in the denominations counted by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and estimates adherent totals for the historically African-American denominations and other religious groups not listed in the ASARB totals. An article by Roger Finke and Christopher P. Scheitle (2005) reviews how these estimates were computed.

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2000 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of approximately 8 (8.1) in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County are Episcopalian.

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