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