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Pinehurst-Southern Pines, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

21,490 4,072 12,675 5,653 875 43,482
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 16 5,071 85.93
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 257 4.35
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 3,182 53.92
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 2 1,959 33.20
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 82 1.39
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 149 2.52
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 216 3.66
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 236 4.00
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 46 0.78
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 366 6.20
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 1,072 18.17
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 45 0.76
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 476 8.07
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 6 330 5.59
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 125 2.12
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 61 1.03
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 22 4,462 75.61
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 92 1.56
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 33 0.56
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 65 1.10
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 24 8,523 144.43
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 961 16.28
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 20 5,578 94.52
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 245 4.15
Totals: 123 33,632  

The population of the Pinehurst-Southern Pines, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area was 59,013 in 1990; in 1980 it was 50,505. The total population changed 16.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (33,632) included 57.0% 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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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