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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 161 81,080 166.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 177 58,089 119.0
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 30,570 62.6
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 37 16,573 34.0
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 25 13,117 26.9
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 11 10,539 21.6
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 32 9,886 20.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 28 8,866 18.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 18 5,048 10.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 19 4,733 9.7
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 6 4,514 9.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 12 4,080 8.4
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 3,654 7.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 27 3,482 7.1
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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2 3,390 6.9
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 17 2,538 5.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 16 2,409 4.9
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 10 2,285 4.7
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 20 2,278 4.7
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 7 2,006 4.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 1,962 4.0
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 1,900 3.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 17 1,777 3.6
Jewish Other Judaism 2 1,633 3.3
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,188 2.4
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 1,062 2.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 886 1.8
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 775 1.6
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 477 1.0
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 426 0.9
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 417 0.9
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 375 0.8
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 365 0.7
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 305 0.6
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 227 0.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 209 0.4
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 203 0.4
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 150 0.3
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 92 0.2
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 56 0.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 55 0.1
Regular Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 31 0.1
Old Regular Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 10 0.0
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Totals: 733 283,718  

The population of the Winston-Salem, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 488,125 in 1990; in 1980 it was 442,969. The total population changed 10.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (283,718) included 58.1% of the total population in 1990.

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.