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Cobb County, Georgia

Religious Traditions, 2010

196,846 12,228 71,018 1,700 76,988 15,543 313,755
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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 252 0.4
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 0 ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 1,360 2.2
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 53 0.1
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 10 574 0.9
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 7 59,408 97.8
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 315 0.5
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 690 1.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 1,524 2.5
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 385 0.6
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 11,313 18.6
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 302 0.5
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 9 3,954 6.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 676 1.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 2,983 4.9
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 ---
Duck River and Kindred Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 7 6,271 10.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 60 0.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 7 4,407 7.3
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 116 0.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 384 0.6
Hindus Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 750 1.2
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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2 1,400 2.3
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 239 0.4
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 18 0.0
Jasper Baptist and Pleasant Valley Baptist Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 480 0.8
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 4 10,000 16.5
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 958 1.6
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 400 0.7
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 101 0.2
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
New Hope Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 150 0.2
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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--- --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 82 0.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 8,947 14.7
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 2,269 3.7
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Progressive Primitive Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 34 0.1
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 669 1.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 1,537 2.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 108 112,360 184.9
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 205 0.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 257 0.4
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 38 41,170 67.7
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 629 1.0
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 374 0.6
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 322 278,056  

The population of Cobb County, Georgia was 607,751 in 2000; in 1990 it was 447,745. The total population changed 35.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (278,056) included 45.8% of the total population in 2000.

* 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.