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Union 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 1 39,161 164.36
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 78 36,604 153.63
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 38 13,710 57.54
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 26 12,867 54.00
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 19 3,898 16.36
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 3,174 13.32
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 8 3,120 13.09
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 10 2,772 11.63
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 4 2,140 8.98
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2 1,200 5.04
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 8 928 3.89
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 694 2.91
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 550 2.31
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 475 1.99
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 4 450 1.89
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 426 1.79
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 402 1.69
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2 394 1.65
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 250 1.05
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 1 204 0.86
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 180 0.76
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 180 0.76
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 180 0.76
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 170 0.71
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 168 0.71
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 160 0.67
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 145 0.61
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 143 0.60
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 95 0.40
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 94 0.39
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 93 0.39
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 82 0.34
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 77 0.32
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 66 0.28
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 36 0.15
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
Christian Congregation in North America Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Tao Other Other Groups Family 1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 6
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 238,267 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (125,288) included 52.6% 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 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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