Metro-Area Membership Report
 Maps and Reports > Select Metro > Metro Report
Search Maps & Reports:

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

619,582 61,453 299,065 9,099 117,957 33,754 1,076,102
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.
[More information on the data sources]

Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents % Change
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +2 +2,189 +27,362.5%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +1 +5,208 +196.4%
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 +62 +140.9%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints +9 +8,882 +111.4%
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +2 +214 +108.6%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +1 +960 +96.0%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 +37 +90.2%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist +2 +9,091 +76.5%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +0 +111 +66.5%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 +26 +51.0%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +11 +4,328 +50.6%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +13 +1,760 +40.2%
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist +0 +151 +30.5%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism +4 +26,623 +29.1%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +4 +1,443 +27.7%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal +1 +229 +26.4%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +3 +735 +24.9%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +23 +6,917 +22.8%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness -1 +163 +17.1%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -2 +20,261 +14.5%
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -2 +831 +13.0%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -2 +155 +12.6%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism -5 +1,687 +11.2%
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +1 +16 +10.7%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +4 +1,048 +9.7%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness -2 +95 +7.9%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +139 +24,111 +7.6%
Bahá'í Other Other Groups +2 +169 +6.7%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +1 +74 +4.5%
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 +0 +0.0%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness +2 -93 -2.0%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist +2 -40 -4.5%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness +1 -116 -9.3%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -9 -7,042 -9.4%
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints +0 -13 -9.9%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist -5 -761 -13.7%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 -768 -17.6%
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 -713 -23.1%
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +6 -3,091 -24.4%
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups +0 -66 -25.0%
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -70 -28.0%
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -120 -28.6%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +3 -1,873 -30.0%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran -21 -12,149 -30.1%
Convention of Original Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist -1 -71 -31.3%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -8 -2,006 -35.7%
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups +8 -3,679 -46.4%
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -1 -175 -54.9%
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +2 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups +1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
----
--- --- ---
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Presbyterian Reformed Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist +1 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church Hanover Presbytery Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: +191 +84,730 +10%

The population of the Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 2,217,012 in 2010; in 2000 it was 1,717,372. The total population changed 29.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,140,910) included 51.5% of the total population in 2010.

The population of the Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,717,372 in 2000; in 1990 it was 1,341,710. The total population changed 28.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (863,061) included 50.3% of the total population in 2000.

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 10 counties: Cabarrus County, North Carolina, Chester County, South Carolina, Gaston County, North Carolina, Iredell County, North Carolina, Lancaster County, South Carolina, Lincoln County, North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Rowan County, North Carolina, Union County, North Carolina, York County, South Carolina.

* 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.