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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 191 78,862 123.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 177 61,578 96.1
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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153 52,474 81.9
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 12 18,387 28.7
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 35 11,738 18.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 18 8,901 13.9
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 7,976 12.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 30 7,750 12.1
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 25 5,273 8.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 12 5,076 7.9
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 5,063 7.9
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 22 4,997 7.8
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 9 4,846 7.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 16 4,069 6.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 24 3,672 5.7
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 17 3,172 5.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 5 3,042 4.7
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 26 2,787 4.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 8 2,308 3.6
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 2,293 3.6
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 2,017 3.1
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 1,779 2.8
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 1,650 2.6
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 1,516 2.4
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 1,448 2.3
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 13 1,342 2.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 9 1,157 1.8
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 1,133 1.8
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 884 1.4
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 800 1.2
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 702 1.1
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 528 0.8
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 504 0.8
Convention of Original Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 453 0.7
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 420 0.7
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 419 0.7
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 396 0.6
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 370 0.6
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 366 0.6
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 344 0.5
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 295 0.5
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 261 0.4
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 255 0.4
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 185 0.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 166 0.3
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 131 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 131 0.2
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 98 0.2
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 91 0.1
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 35 0.1
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 16 0.0
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 16 0.0
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 0 10 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 2 0.0
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 0 ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 --- ---
Free Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 13 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 950 314,184  

The population of the Winston-Salem, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 640,595 in 2010; in 2000 it was 569,207. The total population changed 12.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (314,184) included 49.0% of the total population in 2010.

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.