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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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 2,812 3.5
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 404 0.5
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 160 0.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 3,935 4.9
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 146 0.2
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 4 502 0.6
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Buddhists Other Other Groups 6 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 17 61,860 77.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,081 1.4
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 14 4,140 5.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 1,073 1.3
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 200 0.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 33 5,588 7.0
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 21 1,104 1.4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 12 4,621 5.8
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 1,402 1.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 2,074 2.6
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 111 0.1
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Convention of Original Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 28 6,706 8.4
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 110 0.1
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 15 9,417 11.8
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 134 0.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 125 0.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 8 5,668 7.1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 208 0.3
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 619 0.8
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 858 1.1
Hindus Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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5 7,550 9.5
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 24 2,949 3.7
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 5 6,000 7.5
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 2,336 2.9
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 94 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 167 0.2
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 542 0.7
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 3,200 4.0
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 1,443 1.8
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 --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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--- --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 137 0.2
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 54 0.1
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 41 18,722 23.5
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 1,251 1.6
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 249 0.3
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 485 0.6
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 250 0.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 1,307 1.6
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 191 109,050 136.8
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 648 0.8
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 33 8,188 10.3
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 71 54,638 68.5
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 413 0.5
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 278 0.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 255 0.3
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 646 335,264  

The population of the Raleigh, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 797,071 in 2000; in 1990 it was 541,100. The total population changed 47.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (335,264) included 42.1% of the total population in 2000.

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.