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Wake County, North Carolina

Denominational Groups, 2000

109,862 89,757 1,809 59,610 14,092 352,716
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 Adherence Rate
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant 1 238 0.6
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Evangelical Protestant 7 9,270 21.9
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 3 3,047 7.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 7 2,276 5.4
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 1 0 0.0
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant n.a. 32,167 76.0
Catholic Church Catholic 13 24,218 57.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 5 1,148 2.7
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 6 789 1.9
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 9 1,944 4.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 6 427 1.0
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Theology 2 n.a. n.a.
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 3 205 0.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 13 1,639 3.9
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant 1 29 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 7 307 0.7
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 6 2,029 4.8
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 3 853 2.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 8 1,816 4.3
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant 6 1,175 2.8
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 11 8,246 19.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 6 4,767 11.3
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 1 50 0.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 3 1,225 2.9
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 8 4,690 11.1
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 2 101 0.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 8 1,180 2.8
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 3 3,267 7.7
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 2 1,079 2.6
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 2 90 0.2
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant 1 409 1.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 7 1,698 4.0
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 23 16,182 38.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 3 688 1.6
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant 4 65 0.2
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 1 205 0.5
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 1 217 0.5
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 2 801 1.9
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 93 69,283 163.6
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 1 434 1.0
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 22 4,819 11.4
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 36 36,288 85.7
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 140 0.3
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 350 239,501  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 423,380. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (239,501) include 56.6% of the total population in 1990.

Source

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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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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