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Randolph County, North Carolina

Religious Traditions, 2010

29,662 814 17,614   688 904 92,070
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 61 16,662 117.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 68 12,429 87.7
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
34 5,537 39.1
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 14 2,924 20.6
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 25 2,745 19.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 1,729 12.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 895 6.3
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 741 5.2
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 688 4.9
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 620 4.4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 581 4.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 486 3.4
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 471 3.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 438 3.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 364 2.6
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 308 2.2
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 308 2.2
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 281 2.0
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 247 1.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 218 1.5
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 205 1.4
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 185 1.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 1 105 0.7
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 92 0.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 87 0.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 1 80 0.6
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 74 0.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 57 0.4
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 42 0.3
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 38 0.3
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 30 0.2
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 15 0.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 0 ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 4 --- ---
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Totals: 269 49,682  

The population of Randolph County, North Carolina was 141,752 in 2010; in 2000 it was 130,454. The total population changed 8.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (49,682) included 35.0% 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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