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Johnston County, North Carolina

Denominational Groups, 2000

29,249 10,736   2,084 871 79,025
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
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 4 580 4.8
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 1 92 0.8
Bahá'í Other Theology 0 42 0.3
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 110 0.9
Catholic Church Catholic 1 2,084 17.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 7 1,661 13.6
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 1 54 0.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 14 2,126 17.4
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 12 636 5.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 2 829 6.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 2 71 0.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 1 401 3.3
Hindu Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 11 1,497 12.3
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 4 528 4.3
Original Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 23 5,725 46.9
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 15 1,529 12.5
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 1 43 0.4
Primitive Baptist Churches--Old Line Evangelical Protestant 3 n.a. n.a.
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 1 166 1.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 1 49 0.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 50 17,572 144.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 3 767 6.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 21 6,378 52.3
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 180 42,940  
Total (Adjusted)**:   53,422  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 81,306; in 2000 it was 121,965. The total population changed 50.0%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (42,940) include 35.2% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (53,422) include 43.8% 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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