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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 +2,274 423.0%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +2 +2,550 317.0%
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant +1 +54 n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic +6 +47,654 399.0%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant +3 +352 48.0%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant -4 +356 19.0%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +4 +808 305.0%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 0 -430 -75.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +6 +2,343 271.0%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant +6 +312 n.a.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +7 +2,433 179.0%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant +2 +904 182.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +5 +1,003 100.0%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant -1 +1,939 28.0%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant +3 +2,797 97.0%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox +1 +858 n.a.
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +5 +7,550 n.a.
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +3 +311 101.0%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant +6 +660 90.0%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology +3 +5,408 914.0%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant +1 +1,601 218.0%
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant +1 +266 96.0%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant +7 +915 n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox +1 +137 n.a.
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +16 42.0%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant +3 +4,654 38.0%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant +3 +1,016 529.0%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant +1 +249 n.a.
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 0 -491 -61.0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant +1 +818 186.0%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +21 +22,458 40.0%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 0 +457 239.0%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 0 +1,345 29.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant +5 +17,109 59.0%
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 0 +107 178.0%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant +1 +181 245.0%
  Totals: +104 +130,974 +95.4%

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1980 was 301,327; in 2000 it was 627,846. The total population changed 48.3%. The adherent totals for 1980 (147,954) represent 49.1% of the 1980 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 1980 and 2000 only. There is sufficient data for 36 groups to calculate 1980-2000 change. These 36 groups had 137,346 adherents in 1980 and 268,320 adherents in 2000, for a change of 95.4%

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 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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