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Cabarrus County (North Carolina)

Religious Traditions, 2010

57,730 3,058 27,978 4,425 1,335 83,485
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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 77 28,900 162.35
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 30 17,276 97.05
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
43 11,766 66.10
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 6,585 36.99
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 4,865 27.33
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 2 4,425 24.86
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 15 4,372 24.56
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 3,095 17.39
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 14 2,677 15.04
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 1,595 8.96
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 1,290 7.25
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 915 5.14
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 730 4.10
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 681 3.83
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 582 3.27
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 573 3.22
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 560 3.15
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 492 2.76
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 445 2.50
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 381 2.14
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 368 2.07
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 290 1.63
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 238 1.34
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 227 1.28
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 224 1.26
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 222 1.25
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 199 1.12
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 191 1.07
Convention of Original Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 156 0.88
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 78 0.44
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 71 0.40
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 45 0.25
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 10 0.06
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 2 0.01
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 0 0.00
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Totals: 282 94,526  

The population of Cabarrus County, North Carolina was 178,011 in 2010; in 2000 it was 131,063. The total population changed 35.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (94,526) included 53.1% 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 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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