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Raleigh, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

224,978 19,574 114,739 103,910 2,650 36,866 627,773
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Orthodox 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
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 2,812 3.53
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 404 0.51
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 160 0.20
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 3,935 4.94
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 146 0.18
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 4 502 0.63
Buddhists Other Other Groups 6 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 17 61,860 77.61
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,081 1.36
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 14 4,140 5.19
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 1,073 1.35
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 200 0.25
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 33 5,588 7.01
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 21 1,104 1.39
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 12 4,621 5.80
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 1,402 1.76
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 2,074 2.60
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 111 0.14
Convention of Original Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 28 6,706 8.41
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 110 0.14
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 15 9,417 11.81
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 134 0.17
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 125 0.16
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 8 5,668 7.11
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 208 0.26
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 619 0.78
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 858 1.08
Hindus Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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5 7,550 9.47
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 24 2,949 3.70
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 5 6,000 7.53
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 2,336 2.93
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 94 0.12
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 167 0.21
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 542 0.68
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 3,200 4.01
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 1,443 1.81
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 137 0.17
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 54 0.07
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 41 18,722 23.49
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 1,251 1.57
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 249 0.31
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 485 0.61
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 250 0.31
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 1,307 1.64
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 191 109,050 136.81
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 648 0.81
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 33 8,188 10.27
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 71 54,638 68.55
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 413 0.52
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 278 0.35
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 255 0.32
Totals: 646 335,264  

The population of the Raleigh, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 797,071 in 2000; in 1990 it was 541,100. The total population changed 47.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (335,264) included 42.1% of the total population in 2000.

* 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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