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Pitt County, North Carolina

Religious Traditions, 2010

36,334 2,712 23,029 50 5,489 1,855 98,679
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
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
44 16,917 100.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 15 16,530 98.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 23 6,746 40.1
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 3 5,489 32.6
Convention of Original Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 21 3,138 18.7
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 19 2,514 15.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 19 2,288 13.6
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 1,801 10.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 1,694 10.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 1,435 8.5
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 1,246 7.4
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 5 1,235 7.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 1,224 7.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 1,188 7.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 6 1,167 6.9
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,003 6.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 729 4.3
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 495 2.9
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 491 2.9
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 350 2.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 289 1.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 3 270 1.6
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 182 1.1
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 163 1.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 127 0.8
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 125 0.7
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 122 0.7
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 84 0.5
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 71 0.4
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 0 65 0.4
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 0 65 0.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 59 0.4
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 50 0.3
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 50 0.3
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 49 0.3
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 9 0.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 5 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 4 0.0
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 3 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 0 ---
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 11 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Totals: 248 69,469  

The population of Pitt County, North Carolina was 168,148 in 2010; in 2000 it was 133,798. The total population changed 25.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (69,469) included 41.3% 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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