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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.
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Reports


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