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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 % Change
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant -1 -235 -7.7%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +1 +1,079 47.4%
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 0 +54 n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic +2 +35,392 146.1%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant +1 -67 -5.8%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant -3 +262 13.5%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 +646 151.3%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 0 -59 -28.8%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +2 +1,569 95.7%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant -1 +5 1.6%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +4 +1,763 86.9%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant +1 +549 64.4%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +1 +187 10.3%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant +1 +626 7.6%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant +2 +901 18.9%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 0 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant -3 +2,860 61.0%
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +2 +518 512.9%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant +4 +211 17.9%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology +2 +2,733 83.7%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant +1 +1,257 116.5%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant -1 +4 4.4%
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant +1 +133 32.5%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 0 -783 -46.1%
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 0 n.a. n.a.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant +1 +863 5.3%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant +2 +520 75.6%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 0 +44 21.5%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +102 47.0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant +1 +457 57.1%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +15 +9,696 14.0%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 0 +214 49.3%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant -1 +1,094 22.7%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant +4 +9,995 27.5%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant +1 +115 82.1%
  Totals: +39 +72,705 +37.4%

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 adherent totals for 1990 (239,501) represent 56.6% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (275,130) include 43.8% of the 2000 population. The totals represent the change in groups that reported in both 1990 and 2000 only. There is sufficient data for 33 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 33 groups had 194,493 adherents in 1990 and 267,198 adherents in 2000, for a change of 37.4%

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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