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Johnston County (North Carolina)

Religious Traditions, 2010

41,366 2,049 12,784 4,263 1,092 107,324
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant 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
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 13 1,542 18.97
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 263 3.23
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 515 6.33
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 4,285 52.70
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 2 419 5.15
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 47 0.58
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 19 2,789 34.30
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 56 0.69
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 1,219 14.99
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 484 5.95
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 116 1.43
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 59 0.73
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 159 1.96
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 110 1.35
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 961 11.82
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 842 10.36
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 1,396 17.17
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 86 1.06
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 180 2.21
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 69 0.85
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 47 16,180 199.00
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 835 10.27
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 20 5,027 61.83
Totals: 185 37,639  

The population of Johnston County, North Carolina was 81,306 in 1990; in 1980 it was 70,599. The total population changed 15.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (37,639) included 46.3% of the total population in 1990.

* 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.


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