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Surry County, North Carolina

Denominational Groups, 2000

26,837 7,840   806 650 35,086
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 +169 445.0%
Catholic Church Catholic +1 +566 236.0%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 0 +65 38.0%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -3 -14 -2.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +1 +234 93.0%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant +1 +51 n.a.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 0 -28 -4.0%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant +1 +167 102.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 +31 24.0%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 0 -38 -12.0%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 0 -60 -44.0%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant -1 -257 -21.0%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 0 +73 16.0%
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant 0 -156 -26.0%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 0 -48 -4.0%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +1 0.0%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant -1 +724 3.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 0 -171 -4.0%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant +4 +566 n.a.
  Totals: +5 +1,875 +5.7%

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1980 was 59,449; in 2000 it was 71,219. The total population changed 15.4%. The adherent totals for 1980 (32,800) represent 55.2% of the 1980 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (36,133) include 50.7% of the 2000 population. The totals represent the change in groups that reported in both 1980 and 2000 only. There is sufficient data for 19 groups to calculate 1980-2000 change. These 19 groups had 32,800 adherents in 1980 and 34,675 adherents in 2000, for a change of 5.7%

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 1980 data were collected by the Glenmary Research Center and include statistics for 111 Judeo-Christian church bodies, including number of churches and adherents. Bernard Quinn, Herman Anderson, Martin Bradley, Paul Goetting and Peggy Shriver supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1980, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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