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Winston-Salem, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

172,233 12,701 102,999 1,220 18,387 6,644 326,411
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 165 77,630 175.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 179 56,745 128.1
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 36 17,197 38.8
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 24 13,085 29.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 32 10,520 23.7
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 29 8,593 19.4
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 6 7,346 16.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 17 5,144 11.6
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 5,007 11.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 17 4,272 9.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 11 3,910 8.8
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 12 3,493 7.9
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 24 2,956 6.7
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 14 2,702 6.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 6 1,581 3.6
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 1,579 3.6
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 1,132 2.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 1,036 2.3
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 854 1.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 809 1.8
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 791 1.8
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 789 1.8
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 683 1.5
Holiness Church of God, Inc., The Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 557 1.3
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 421 1.0
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 310 0.7
Jewish Other Judaism 2 255 0.6
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 178 0.4
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 156 0.4
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 151 0.3
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 124 0.3
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 118 0.3
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 113 0.3
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 67 0.2
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 33 0.1
Totals: 662 230,337  

The population of the Winston-Salem, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 442,969 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (230,337) included 52.0% of the total population in 1980.

Winston-Salem, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 5 counties: Davidson County, North Carolina, Davie County, North Carolina, Forsyth County, North Carolina, Stokes County, North Carolina, Yadkin 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.