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New Bern, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

27,845 7,063 15,698   6,581 1,808 67,807
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 1 21 0.2
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 30 5,551 43.8
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 361 2.8
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 30 0.2
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 3 6,581 51.9
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 26 1,240 9.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 3 433 3.4
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 1,127 8.9
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 180 1.4
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 37 0.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 1,547 12.2
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 58 0.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 3 245 1.9
Convention of Original Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 25 3,697 29.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 7 1,359 10.7
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 446 3.5
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 1,120 8.8
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 1 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 181 1.4
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 977 7.7
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 9 1,311 10.3
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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33 6,113 48.2
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 101 0.8
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 1,984 15.6
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 126 1.0
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 167 1.3
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 148 1.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 726 5.7
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 25 12,395 97.8
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 64 0.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 492 3.9
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 34 10,177 80.3
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Totals: 277 58,995  

The population of the New Bern, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 126,802 in 2010; in 2000 it was 114,751. The total population changed 10.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (58,995) included 46.5% of the total population in 2010.

New Bern, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 3 counties: Craven County, North Carolina, Jones County, North Carolina, Pamlico 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.


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