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Beaufort County, North Carolina - County Membership Report (2020)

Exact definitions of "congregations" and "adherents" vary by religious body. Congregations may be parishes, churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, or another site where a religious body has regularly scheduled worship services. Adherents generally are members, children who are not members, and others who are not members but are considered participants in the congregation.

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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 17 4,282 95.90
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 14 3,350 75.02
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 11 2,883 64.57
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 2,032 45.51
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 13 2,019 45.22
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 11 1,820 40.76
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8 987 22.10
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 5 908 20.34
Convention of Original Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 11 710 15.90
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 9 613 13.73
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 3 588 13.17
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 22 563 12.61
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 497 11.13
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 3 412 9.23
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 403 9.03
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 3 382 8.56
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 357 8.00
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 4 236 5.29
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 230 5.15
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 202 4.52
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 185 4.14
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 123 2.75
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 100 2.24
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 69 1.55
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 61 1.37
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 58 1.30
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 42 0.94
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 19 0.43
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 44,652 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (24,131) included 54.0% of the total population in 2020. The adherence rate is the number of adherents of a given group per 1,000 people in the general population.

Note that data collection methods for religious bodies change over time, affecting the comparability of statistics. For further information, see the U.S. Religion Census website at

The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 372 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 155.

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