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Durham-Chapel Hill, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

97,813 15,790 59,228 375 25,609 14,694 290,848
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 Adherence Rate
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 19 5,126 10.2
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 24 5,070 10.1
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 1,148 2.3
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 5 2,592 5.1
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 6 1,854 3.7
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 12 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 9 25,609 50.8
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 1,027 2.0
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 47 0.1
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 97 0.2
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 98 0.2
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 53 0.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 1,876 3.7
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 752 1.5
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 61 0.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 300 0.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 1,237 2.5
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 179 0.4
Convention of Original Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 601 1.2
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.2
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 27 0.1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 35 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 11 0.0
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 339 0.7
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 724 1.4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 503 1.0
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 91 0.2
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 695 1.4
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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92 28,415 56.3
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,418 2.8
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 85 0.2
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 154 0.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 9 1,415 2.8
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 150 55,419 109.9
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 70 0.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,994 4.0
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 11 9,572 19.0
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 62 0.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 12 6,055 12.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 6 2,002 4.0
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 179 0.4
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 348 0.7
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 38 0.1
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 219 0.4
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 26 8,294 16.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 2,919 5.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 93 29,540 58.6
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 275 0.5
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.2
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 7 629 1.2
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 6 347 0.7
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 4 616 1.2
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 10 3,950 7.8
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 651 1.3
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 1,562 3.1
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 1,077 2.1
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 6 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 6 2,312 4.6
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 25 0.0
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 505 1.0
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 1,606 3.2
Sikh Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 4 1,405 2.8
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 9 0.0
Totals: 653 213,509  

The population of the Durham-Chapel Hill, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 504,357 in 2010; in 2000 it was 426,493. The total population changed 18.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (213,509) included 42.3% of the total population in 2010.

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 4 counties: Chatham County, North Carolina, Durham County, North Carolina, Orange County, North Carolina, Person County, North 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.