Pender County, North Carolina
Religious Traditions, 2010
|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.
The population of Pender County, North Carolina was 52,217 in 2010; in 2000 it was 41,082. The total population changed 27.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (18,964) included 36.3% of the total population in 2010.
The population of Pender County, North Carolina was 28,855 in 1990; in 1980 it was 22,215. The total population changed 29.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (13,801) included 47.8% of the total population in 1990.
* 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.
†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.