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North Carolina

Denominational Groups, 2000

2,058,919 1,170,670 9,260 315,606 96,961 4,397,897
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 57 8,725 1.5
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Evangelical Protestant 591 304,471 51.8
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 1 26 0.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 19 13,319 2.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 150 19,917 3.4
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 37 10,063 1.7
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 1 59 0.0
Catholic Church Catholic 154 94,743 16.1
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 29 4,668 0.8
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 38 5,030 0.9
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 317 56,973 9.7
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 150 26,269 4.5
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 1 211 0.0
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 46 8,928 1.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 412 38,211 6.5
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant 2 55 0.0
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant 2 173 0.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 76 21,058 3.6
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 15 1,980 0.3
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant 1 46 0.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 57 9,147 1.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 159 14,198 2.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 256 73,232 12.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 223 87,790 14.9
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant 27 2,326 0.4
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 2 246 0.0
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 91 17,099 2.9
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 30 4,530 0.8
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 279 30,376 5.2
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 25 4,658 0.8
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 53 17,418 3.0
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant 7 287 0.1
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant 45 20,020 3.4
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 4 218 0.0
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 38 0.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 770 205,608 35.0
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 43 5,702 1.0
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 36 12,312 2.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 83 14,737 2.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 3,460 1,341,047 228.0
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 13 1,800 0.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 248 54,210 9.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 2,016 592,967 100.8
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 3 260 0.0
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 74 0.0
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 10,031 3,125,225  

The population of these counties (or equivalent) in 1980 was 5,881,766. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (3,125,225) include 53.1% of the total population in 1980.

Source

The 1980 data were collected by the Glenmary Research Center and includes statistics for 111 Judeo-Christian church bodies, including number of churches and adherents. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1980, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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.