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Wilmington, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

54,719 8,536 30,005 16,679 375 4,519 140,051
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 % Change
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 0 +2870 +20.8%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 0 +2529 +19.8%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints +1 +1216 +99%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +13 +994 +2.9%
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups +2 +636 +220.8%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 +258 +20.4%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 0 +166 +76.9%
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 0 +102 +637.5%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +1 +76 +9.2%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism +1 +59 +1.2%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 +34 +9%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 +30 +7.9%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +2 +10 +1.6%
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 +4 +14.3%
Bahá'í Other Other Groups -1 +3 +5%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0%
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 0 -23 -14.5%
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 0 -26 -17.6%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist +2 -28 -5.1%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -1 -29 -27.9%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 -38 -100%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 -45 -25%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 0 -51 -24.3%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness -1 -57 -41.9%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 -97 -32%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 -126 -40%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 0 -137 -5.2%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 -195 -67.2%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -3 -467 -82.4%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 -578 -8.1%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 -614 -65.4%
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 -1035 -51.8%
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: +17 +5441 +6.3%

The population of the Wilmington, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 201,389 in 2000; in 1990 it was 149,139. The total population changed 35.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (89,274) included 44.3% of the total population in 2000.

The population of the Wilmington, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 254,884 in 2010; in 2000 it was 201,389. The total population changed 26.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (114,833) included 45.1% 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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