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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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 108 78,979 125.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 40 46,283 73.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 24 17,045 27.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 21 5,913 9.4
Catholic Church Catholic 15 59,610 94.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 15 3,208 5.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 12 1,391 2.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 12 8,872 14.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 10 3,792 6.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 9 2,003 3.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 8 5,668 9.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 8 3,355 5.3
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 7 915 1.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 6 1,073 1.7
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 6 2,206 3.5
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 6 1,081 1.7
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 6 312 0.5
Buddhism Other Theology 6 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 5 7,550 12.0
Original Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 5 981 1.6
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 5 1,208 1.9
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 5 6,000 9.6
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 4 278 0.4
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 4 1,402 2.2
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 4 619 1.0
Bahá'í Other Theology 4 452 0.7
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 3 1,258 2.0
Hindu Other Theology 3 n.a. n.a.
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 3 3,200 5.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 3 146 0.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 3 2,336 3.7
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 2 413 0.7
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 2 2,812 4.5
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 2 255 0.4
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant 2 542 0.9
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 2 n.a. n.a.
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Cilicia Orthodox 1 160 0.3
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox 1 404 0.6
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 111 0.2
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 1 54 0.1
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 1 137 0.2
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 1 167 0.3
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 1 648 1.0
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox 1 250 0.4
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 1 319 0.5
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 1 249 0.4
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Primitive Baptist Churches--Old Line Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 54 0.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 1 94 0.2
Jain Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 1 858 1.4
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 1 208 0.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 1 125 0.2
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 134 0.2
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 400 275,130  
Total (Adjusted)**:   354,589  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 423,380; in 2000 it was 627,846. The total population changed 48.3%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (275,130) include 43.8% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (354,589) include 56.5% of the population.

Source

*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. www.glenmary.org [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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