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Burke County, Georgia

Denominational Groups, 2000

5,785 2,286   343 100 13,729
Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational "adherents" include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The historically African American denominations are not included in the 2000 congregation and membership totals. Many are also missing in 1990 and most historically African American denominations are missing in the 1980 reports.
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Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Evangelical Protestant 3 519 25.2
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 1 90 4.4
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant n.a. 6,768 328.9
Catholic Church Catholic 1 300 14.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 1 34 1.7
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 1 100 4.9
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 1 98 4.8
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 1 85 4.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 2 211 10.3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 1 50 2.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 64 3.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 1 170 8.3
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 1 39 1.9
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 2 106 5.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 1 139 6.8
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 12 4,452 216.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 14 2,223 108.0
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 44 15,448  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 20,579. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (15,448) include 75.1% of the total population in 1990.


The 1990 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 132 religious groups, including number of churches and adherents. Martin B. Bradley, Norman M. Green, Jr., Dale E. Jones, Mac Lynn, and Lou McNeil supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1990, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2000 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of approximately 8 (8.1) in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County are Episcopalian.

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