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Iredell County, North Carolina

Religious Traditions, 2010

44,803 3,250 21,637 360 8,734 2,352 78,301
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox 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 14 2,202 13.8
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 110 0.7
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 598 3.8
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 1,428 9.0
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 32 0.2
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 2 8,734 54.8
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 266 1.7
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 1 46 0.3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 275 1.7
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 1,725 10.8
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 32 0.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,840 11.5
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 245 1.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 5 1,224 7.7
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 162 1.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 612 3.8
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 1,155 7.2
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 378 2.4
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 108 0.7
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 360 2.3
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 10 0.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 43 0.3
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 125 0.8
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 99 0.6
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 308 1.9
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 141 0.9
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 862 5.4
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 186 1.2
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
31 9,711 60.9
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 20 3,885 24.4
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 338 2.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 118 0.7
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 139 0.9
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 60 27,466 172.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 388 2.4
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 45 15,489 97.1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 296 1.9
Totals: 263 81,136  

The population of Iredell County, North Carolina was 159,437 in 2010; in 2000 it was 122,660. The total population changed 30.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (81,136) included 50.9% 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 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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