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Raleigh, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

224,978 19,574 114,739 2,650 103,910 36,866 627,773
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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 253 112,687 99.7
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 19 103,910 91.9
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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146 67,567 59.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 77 67,182 59.4
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 38 19,576 17.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 18 10,684 9.5
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 7 10,299 9.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 23 9,653 8.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 38 5,911 5.2
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 6 5,801 5.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 22 5,747 5.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 33 5,553 4.9
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 8 5,505 4.9
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 9 5,158 4.6
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 7 4,845 4.3
Convention of Original Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 30 4,712 4.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 4,501 4.0
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 3,642 3.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 35 3,606 3.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 3,512 3.1
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 20 3,469 3.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 18 3,328 2.9
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 2 3,300 2.9
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 3 2,342 2.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 2,259 2.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 11 2,078 1.8
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 2 1,895 1.7
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 1,783 1.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 1,687 1.5
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 1,495 1.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,471 1.3
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 1,448 1.3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 19 1,426 1.3
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,390 1.2
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 1,283 1.1
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 1,161 1.0
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 911 0.8
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 5 873 0.8
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 831 0.7
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 793 0.7
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 773 0.7
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 3 606 0.5
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 535 0.5
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 507 0.4
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 500 0.4
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 470 0.4
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 3 400 0.4
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 378 0.3
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 378 0.3
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 262 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 257 0.2
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 236 0.2
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 222 0.2
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 222 0.2
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 208 0.2
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 203 0.2
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 197 0.2
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 180 0.2
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 172 0.2
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 5 159 0.1
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 0.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 98 0.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 96 0.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 76 0.1
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 75 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 70 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 13 0.0
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 13 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 8 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Totals: 1,061 502,717  

The population of the Raleigh, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,130,490 in 2010; in 2000 it was 797,071. The total population changed 41.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (502,717) included 44.5% of the total population in 2010.

Raleigh, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 3 counties: Franklin County, North Carolina, Johnston County, North Carolina, Wake 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.