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Durham 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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 80 26,020 80.10
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 81 25,632 78.91
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 4 22,144 68.17
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 25 8,824 27.16
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 6 8,240 25.37
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 8 8,092 24.91
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 6,798 20.93
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 13 3,582 11.03
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 9 3,567 10.98
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 6 3,183 9.80
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 2,610 8.03
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 7 2,560 7.88
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 4 1,960 6.03
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 1,860 5.73
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 6 1,693 5.21
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 1,623 5.00
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 4 1,376 4.24
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 1,341 4.13
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 1,142 3.52
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 1,044 3.21
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 4 923 2.84
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 840 2.59
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 835 2.57
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 4 830 2.56
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 9 783 2.41
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 780 2.40
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 4 722 2.22
General Association of General Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 600 1.85
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 513 1.58
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 500 1.54
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 500 1.54
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 480 1.48
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 410 1.26
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 400 1.23
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 400 1.23
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 360 1.11
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 2 333 1.03
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 328 1.01
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 277 0.85
Convention of Original Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 236 0.73
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 234 0.72
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 210 0.65
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 180 0.55
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 1 111 0.34
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 1 100 0.31
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 95 0.29
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 95 0.29
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 80 0.25
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 73 0.22
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 58 0.18
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 56 0.17
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 40 0.12
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 40 0.12
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (Covenanters) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 40 0.12
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 38 0.12
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1 32 0.10
Independent Judaism Judaism 1 30 0.09
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 25 0.08
Bruderhof Evangelical Protestant Communal Family 1 5 0.02
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 2 0 0.00
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Vedanta Society Other Other Groups Family 1
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 2
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5
Chabad Judaism Judaism 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 2
Every Nation Evangelical Protestant 2
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 324,833 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (145,883) included 44.9% 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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