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Fulton County, Georgia

Religious Traditions, 2010

204,409 90,642 166,727 2,496 91,391 50,075 314,841
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
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 910 1.5
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 6 8,747 14.8
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 1,358 2.3
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 16 30,420 51.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 77 0.1
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 250 0.4
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 5 3,388 5.7
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 22 8,788 14.9
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 7,863 13.3
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 6,756 11.5
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,480 2.5
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 416 0.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 21 4,222 7.2
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 90 0.2
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 30 0.1
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 18 0.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 15 16,529 28.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 9 4,763 8.1
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 42 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 318 0.5
General Church of the New Jerusalem Other Spiritualist 1 48 0.1
Jewish Other Judaism 4 6,657 11.3
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 927 1.6
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 300 0.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 27 22,284 37.8
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 755 1.3
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 1,128 1.9
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 168 0.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 102 95,542 162.0
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 20 0.0
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,039 1.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 87 56,857 96.4
Totals: 381 282,190  

The population of Fulton County, Georgia was 589,904 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (282,190) included 47.8% of the total population in 1980.

* 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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