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Rockingham 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 39 12,503 137.25
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 41 8,460 92.87
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 35 5,684 62.40
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2 4,574 50.21
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 1,603 17.60
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 4 1,380 15.15
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 6 1,376 15.10
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 1,182 12.98
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 7 1,116 12.25
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 7 883 9.69
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 2 572 6.28
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 522 5.73
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 9 485 5.32
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 446 4.90
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 4 394 4.33
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 2 360 3.95
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 303 3.33
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 300 3.29
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 278 3.05
Moravian Church in America (Unitas Fratrum), Southern Province Mainline Protestant 2 209 2.29
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2 198 2.17
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 180 1.98
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8 176 1.93
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 166 1.82
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 6 151 1.66
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 146 1.60
Evangelical Friends Church International Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 128 1.41
Convention of Original Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 103 1.13
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 82 0.90
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 78 0.86
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2 77 0.85
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 69 0.76
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 33 0.36
Friends United Meeting Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 13 0.14
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 9 0.10
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 91,096 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (44,239) included 48.6% 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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