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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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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 33 17,425 18.9
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 603 0.7
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 2,424 2.6
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 21 4,414 4.8
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 74 0.1
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 45 60,012 65.2
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 6 1,230 1.3
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 10 4,460 4.8
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 18 91,391 99.3
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 41 0.0
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 43 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 1,430 1.6
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 323 0.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 3,307 3.6
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 105 0.1
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 437 0.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 16,312 17.7
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 228 0.2
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 4,640 5.0
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.1
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 118 0.1
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 351 0.4
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 85 0.1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 847 0.9
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 25 0.0
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 817 0.9
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 25 0.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 10 0.0
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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124 88,599 96.2
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.1
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 1,347 1.5
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 35 0.0
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 660 0.7
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 11 11,098 12.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 111 73,127 79.4
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 43 0.0
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 157 0.2
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 8 7,637 8.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 1,935 2.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 16 19,551 21.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 11 5,468 5.9
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 34 0.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 27 28,330 30.8
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 217 0.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 867 0.9
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 74 102,688 111.5
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 450 0.5
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 0.2
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 450 0.5
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 596 0.6
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 0.2
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 650 0.7
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 6 1,086 1.2
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 8 5,000 5.4
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 396 0.4
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 2 478 0.5
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 3 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 8 6,706 7.3
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 118 0.1
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 5 6,332 6.9
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 5 3,180 3.5
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 5 211 0.2
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 12 0.0
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 10 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 13 12,727 13.8
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 5 750 0.8
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 6 12,574 13.7
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Tao Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 453 0.5
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 52 0.1
Totals: 755 605,740  

The population of Fulton County, Georgia was 920,581 in 2010; in 2000 it was 816,006. The total population changed 12.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (605,740) included 65.8% 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.