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Craven 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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2 9,960 98.89
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 21 8,692 86.30
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 20 8,020 79.63
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 25 6,070 60.27
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 21 4,392 43.61
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 16 3,448 34.23
Convention of Original Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 14 1,514 15.03
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 6 1,205 11.96
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2 1,158 11.50
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 3 1,096 10.88
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 914 9.07
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 904 8.98
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 3 712 7.07
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 578 5.74
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 3 528 5.24
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 434 4.31
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 362 3.59
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 3 320 3.18
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 300 2.98
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 280 2.78
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 2 275 2.73
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 252 2.50
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 211 2.09
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 206 2.05
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 126 1.25
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 10 122 1.21
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 106 1.05
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 102 1.01
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 100 0.99
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 93 0.92
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 67 0.67
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 33 0.33
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 22 0.22
Anglican Catholic Church Other Christians Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Orthodox Anglican Church Mainline Protestant 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 100,720 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (52,602) included 52.2% 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 https://www.usreligioncensus.org/.

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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