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Randolph County, North Carolina

Denominational Groups, 2000

26,120 19,762   1,552 399 82,621
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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Reports


Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents % Change
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +2 -23 -2.1%
Catholic Church Catholic 0 +1,168 304.2%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +3 +570 51.3%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant -2 -56 -21.2%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 0 +146 61.1%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 0 +113 67.3%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 -20 -20.0%
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant -1 -71 -13.0%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 0 +22 8.9%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 0 -69 -10.9%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 0 -889 -29.6%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant -1 +220 60.8%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant -1 -13 -1.3%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +75 1250.0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 0 -2 -2.2%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +1 +586 3.4%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant -3 -739 -38.9%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant +2 +198 1.4%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +655 23.6%
  Totals: +1 +1,871 +4.1%

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 106,546; in 2000 it was 130,454. The total population changed 22.4%. The adherent totals for 1990 (49,831) represent 46.8% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (47,833) include 36.7% of the 2000 population. The totals represent the change in groups that reported in both 1990 and 2000 only. There is sufficient data for 19 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 19 groups had 45,402 adherents in 1990 and 47,273 adherents in 2000, for a change of 4.1%

Sources

The 2000 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and includes statistics for 149 religious groups, including number of churches and adherents. Dale E. Jones, Sherri Doty, Clifford Grammich, James E. Horsch, Richard Houseal, Mac Lynn, John P. Marcum, Kenneth M. Sanchagrin and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Religious Congregations & Membership in the United States, 2000, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

The 1990 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 132 religious groups, including number of churches and adherents. Martin B. Bradley, Norman M. Green, Jr., Dale E. Jones, Mac Lynn, and Lou McNeil supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1990, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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