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Nash County, North Carolina

Religious Traditions, 2010

29,265 1,161 8,321   1,400 604 55,089
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 60 20,959 218.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 17 5,817 60.7
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 2,211 23.1
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 1,400 14.6
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 1,320 13.8
Convention of Original Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 1,203 12.6
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,162 12.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 952 9.9
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
5 937 9.8
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 705 7.4
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 611 6.4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 526 5.5
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 418 4.4
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 367 3.8
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 339 3.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 234 2.4
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 228 2.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 225 2.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 4 224 2.3
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 221 2.3
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 183 1.9
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 166 1.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 2 121 1.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 3 101 1.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 45 0.5
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 43 0.4
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 27 0.3
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 6 0.1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Totals: 167 40,751  

The population of Nash County, North Carolina was 95,840 in 2010; in 2000 it was 87,420. The total population changed 9.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (40,751) included 42.5% of the total population in 2010.

* 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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.

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