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Greensboro-High Point, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

167,940 18,818 101,683 19,442 540 15,863 399,515
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
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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210 53,811 74.35
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 15 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 2,456 3.39
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 393 0.54
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 15 2,126 2.94
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 2,067 2.86
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 2,636 3.64
Convention of Original Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 298 0.41
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 122 0.17
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 974 1.35
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 98 0.14
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 10 5,587 7.72
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 416 0.57
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 488 0.67
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 214 77,616 107.23
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 10 19,442 26.86
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 420 0.58
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 120 0.17
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 15 6,370 8.80
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 183 0.25
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 139 0.19
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 131 0.18
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 54 0.07
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 139 0.19
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 27 4,601 6.36
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 27 0.04
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 716 0.99
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 310 0.43
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 772 1.07
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 626 0.86
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 51 8,330 11.51
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 1,040 1.44
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 60 0.08
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 2 1,847 2.55
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 10 6,038 8.34
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 279 0.39
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 17 3,957 5.47
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 841 1.16
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 16 3,447 4.76
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 1,372 1.90
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 1,708 2.36
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 1,479 2.04
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 1,000 1.38
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 --- ---
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 653 0.90
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 190 61,673 85.21
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 3 326 0.45
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 3 1,021 1.41
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 300 0.41
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 2 89 0.12
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 238 0.33
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 25 0.03
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 7 4,600 6.36
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 21 3,930 5.43
Assemblies of God International Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 32 3,221 4.45
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 10 5,702 7.88
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 1,203 1.66
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 43 0.06
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 575 0.79
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 22 2,939 4.06
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 153 0.21
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 552 0.76
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 471 0.65
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 38 0.05
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 70 0.10
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 41 17,831 24.64
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 682 0.94
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 20 3,415 4.72
Totals: 1,155 324,286  

The population of the Greensboro-High Point, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 723,801 in 2010; in 2000 it was 643,430. The total population changed 12.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (324,286) included 44.8% of the total population in 2010.

* 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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