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Lee County, Alabama

Religious Traditions, 2010

30,090 7,368 15,250   2,872 1,416 83,251
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational adherents include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The 2010 reports contain incomplete counts of congregations and adherents belonging to the eight largest historically African-American denominations. These denominations are not included in the 2000 reports and are largely missing from the 1990 and 1980 reports.
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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 35 21,366 152.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 21 12,794 91.2
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 10 2,976 21.2
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 2 2,872 20.5
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
18 2,508 17.9
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 2,423 17.3
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 1,512 10.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 9 1,468 10.5
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 1,452 10.4
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 1,428 10.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 1,289 9.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 958 6.8
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 830 5.9
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 706 5.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 498 3.6
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 308 2.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 243 1.7
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 232 1.7
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 2 209 1.5
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 188 1.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 179 1.3
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 126 0.9
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 126 0.9
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 124 0.9
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 79 0.6
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 28 0.2
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 26 0.2
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 24 0.2
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 24 0.2
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 4 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Totals: 175 56,996  

The population of Lee County, Alabama was 140,247 in 2010; in 2000 it was 115,092. The total population changed 21.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (56,996) included 40.6% of the total population in 2010.

* In an effort to better match the ASARB standards for adherents, a few religious bodies changed the way their adherents were reported in 2010, including the Catholic Church, Amish groups, Friends groups, Jewish groups, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Non-denominational Christian Churches, and the United Methodist Church. This change does not affect any of the data in the newly released 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. In fact, the data for these groups are now more comparable to that of other bodies than it was in previous decadal reports.

However, the change in methodology can distort assessments on growth or decline between 2000 and 2010 for each of these groups. County-level 2000 data using the new methodology are not readily available. ASARB staff has adjusted some 2000 county-level adherent statistics to allow for a more accurate picture on growth or decline. The revised maps and charts are now available on-line at for those who are interested in these trends.


2010 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 236 religious groups, providing information on the number of their congregations and adherents within each state and county in the United States. Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E. Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study, published by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). [More information on the data collection]

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2010 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of 7.6 in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that about 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County were Episcopalian.

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