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Rocky Mount, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

46,667 2,560 11,385   1,861 930 88,989
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 67 28,068 196.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 26 9,118 63.8
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 3 3,701 25.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 2,734 19.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 2,425 17.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 1,973 13.8
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 9 1,841 12.9
Convention of Original Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 1,592 11.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 1,081 7.6
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 926 6.5
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 657 4.6
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 623 4.4
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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1 500 3.5
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 428 3.0
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 374 2.6
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 288 2.0
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 228 1.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 219 1.5
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 208 1.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 207 1.4
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 151 1.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 141 1.0
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 122 0.9
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 96 0.7
Jewish Other Judaism 1 80 0.6
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 75 0.5
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 50 0.3
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 48 0.3
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 25 0.2
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 1 0 ---
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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--- --- ---
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal --- --- ---
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Totals: 200 57,979  

The population of the Rocky Mount, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 143,026 in 2000; in 1990 it was 133,235. The total population changed 7.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (57,979) included 40.5% of the total population in 2000.

Rocky Mount, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 2 counties: Edgecombe County, North Carolina, Nash 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.