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Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

Religious Traditions, 2010

204,287 26,612 138,743 8,724 78,021 20,979 442,262
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational adherents include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The 2010 reports contain incomplete counts of congregations and adherents belonging to the eight largest historically African-American denominations. These denominations are not included in the 2000 reports and are largely missing from the 1990 and 1980 reports.
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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents % Change
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism +3 +19,400 +32.7%
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +7 -485 -20.3%
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -768 -30.3%
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 +326 +50.2%
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 -250 -50.6%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 +63 +24.3%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +12 +3,541 +31.1%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 +172 +110.3%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness +2 +131 +8.4%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +3 +782 +32.3%
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +0 +710 +101.4%
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +2 -693 -24.1%
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -3 +1,020 +48.0%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 -31 -6.2%
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +2 +728 +38.7%
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist -3 -380 -72.7%
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 +0 +0.0%
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 +214 +108.6%
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +4 +323 +6.7%
Presbyterian Reformed Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church Hanover Presbytery Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness +2 +50 +11.4%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +7 +1,349 +43.1%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +46 +8,052 +10.7%
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -1 -175 -54.9%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 -113 -31.2%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +0 +88 +77.2%
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist +2 +8,869 +74.6%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist +1 -179 -24.5%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism -3 +1,550 +16.4%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran -2 -589 -6.8%
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups +0 -66 -25.0%
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist +0 +151 +30.5%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -3 -3,566 -8.5%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 +54 +12.7%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist +6 +12,033 +25.8%
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -120 -28.6%
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 +4,848 +182.8%
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 +1 +0.7%
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -70 -28.0%
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups +1 +143 +21.2%
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints +4 +3,905 +105.7%
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints +0 -13 -9.9%
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups +1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups +5 -4,851 -62.0%
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal +1 +229 +26.4%
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: +97 +144,432 +43%

The population of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina was 919,628 in 2010; in 2000 it was 695,454. The total population changed 32.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (477,366) included 51.9% of the total population in 2010.

The population of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina was 695,454 in 2000; in 1990 it was 511,433. The total population changed 36.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (333,605) included 48.0% of the total population in 2000.

* In an effort to better match the ASARB standards for adherents, a few religious bodies changed the way their adherents were reported in 2010, including the Catholic Church, Amish groups, Friends groups, Jewish groups, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Non-denominational Christian Churches, and the United Methodist Church. This change does not affect any of the data in the newly released 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. In fact, the data for these groups are now more comparable to that of other bodies than it was in previous decadal reports.

However, the change in methodology can distort assessments on growth or decline between 2000 and 2010 for each of these groups. County-level 2000 data using the new methodology are not readily available. ASARB staff has adjusted some 2000 county-level adherent statistics to allow for a more accurate picture on growth or decline. The revised maps and charts are now available on-line at www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

2010 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 236 religious groups, providing information on the number of their congregations and adherents within each state and county in the United States. Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E. Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study, published by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). [More information on the data collection]

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2010 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of 7.6 in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that about 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County were Episcopalian.