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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 169 81,957 144.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 177 62,261 109.4
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 11 16,795 29.5
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 36 15,073 26.5
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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8 13,214 23.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 31 8,415 14.8
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 28 8,276 14.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 18 7,468 13.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 18 4,682 8.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 11 4,536 8.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 4,495 7.9
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 6 4,169 7.3
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 4,105 7.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 17 3,870 6.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 26 3,833 6.7
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 6 2,905 5.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 19 2,653 4.7
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 18 2,451 4.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 17 2,350 4.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 1,969 3.5
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 1,636 2.9
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,575 2.8
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 1,414 2.5
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 1,347 2.4
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 1,341 2.4
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 902 1.6
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 786 1.4
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 650 1.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 504 0.9
Jewish Other Judaism 1 485 0.9
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 336 0.6
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 321 0.6
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 307 0.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 291 0.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 273 0.5
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 255 0.4
Convention of Original Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 179 0.3
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 161 0.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 112 0.2
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 100 0.2
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 88 0.2
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 84 0.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 30 0.1
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 ---
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Buddhists Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
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 --- --- ---
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Free Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
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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Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 718 268,654  

The population of the Winston-Salem, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 569,207 in 2000; in 1990 it was 488,125. The total population changed 16.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (268,654) included 47.2% of the total population in 2000.

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.