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Gwinnett County, Georgia

Religious Traditions, 2010

195,348 8,423 67,212 4,004 67,781 23,940 438,613
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 2 323 0.4
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 258 0.3
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 18 3,502 4.3
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 623 0.8
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 3 624 0.8
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 3 702 0.9
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 300 0.4
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 12 67,781 84.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 15 2,414 3.0
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 6 982 1.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 1,615 2.0
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 18 0.0
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 115 0.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 9,292 11.5
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 39 0.0
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 866 1.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 470 0.6
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 14 6,799 8.4
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 1,264 1.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 4,131 5.1
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 236 0.3
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 136 0.2
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 392 0.5
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 72 0.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 4,038 5.0
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 715 0.9
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 60 0.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 9 4,772 5.9
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 0 ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 6 5,792 7.2
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 75 0.1
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 2 107 0.1
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 326 0.4
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 1,303 1.6
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 5 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 308 0.4
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 72 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 288 0.4
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 12 8,759 10.9
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 6,976 8.7
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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70 34,293 42.6
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 0 ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 800 1.0
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 60 0.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 5,675 7.0
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 25 9,572 11.9
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 278 0.3
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 65 0.1
Reformed Presbyterian Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,040 1.3
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 332 0.4
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,600 2.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 17 3,130 3.9
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 142 108,623 134.9
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.1
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 198 0.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 37 51,680 64.2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 129 0.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 12,146 15.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 432 0.5
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 10 0.0
Totals: 548 366,708  

The population of Gwinnett County, Georgia was 805,321 in 2010; in 2000 it was 588,448. The total population changed 36.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (366,708) included 45.5% 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.