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Bibb County, Georgia

Religious Traditions, 2010

50,855 17,209 16,435 200 6,153 3,006 61,689
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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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 46 28,028 180.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 24 13,564 87.2
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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36 13,228 85.0
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 22 12,163 78.2
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 3 6,153 39.6
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 19 3,110 20.0
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 2,161 13.9
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 1,937 12.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 1,541 9.9
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,441 9.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 1,317 8.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 1,241 8.0
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 1,137 7.3
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 837 5.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 747 4.8
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 559 3.6
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 505 3.2
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 5 456 2.9
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 437 2.8
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 348 2.2
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 343 2.2
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 305 2.0
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 297 1.9
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 285 1.8
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 277 1.8
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 266 1.7
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 200 1.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 196 1.3
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 144 0.9
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 120 0.8
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 91 0.6
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 80 0.5
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 78 0.5
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 77 0.5
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 56 0.4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 55 0.4
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 46 0.3
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 25 0.2
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 7 0.0
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 3 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Totals: 235 93,858  

The population of Bibb County, Georgia was 155,547 in 2010; in 2000 it was 153,887. The total population changed 1.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (93,858) included 60.3% 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 www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

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.