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Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

168,835 37,771 46,203 544 31,687 13,117 266,716
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 18 2,969 5.3
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 683 1.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 1,150 2.0
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 25 0.0
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 43 0.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 1,611 2.9
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 145 0.3
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 412 0.7
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 102 0.2
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 375 0.7
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 13 31,687 56.1
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 70 0.1
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 809 1.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 583 1.0
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 14 2,655 4.7
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 141 0.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 28 8,653 15.3
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 7 1,762 3.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 80 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 10 5,607 9.9
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 976 1.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 23 2,662 4.7
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 876 1.6
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 429 0.8
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 23 0.0
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 26 0.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 18 5,622 10.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 7 3,346 5.9
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 48 0.1
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 300 0.5
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 1,742 3.1
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 77 0.1
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 1,500 2.7
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 2,675 4.7
Jain Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 13 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 663 1.2
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 312 0.6
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 90 0.2
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 24 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 158 0.3
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 1,924 3.4
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 321 0.6
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 36 26,671 47.2
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 12 2,041 3.6
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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103 27,303 48.3
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 79 0.1
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 60 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 61 0.1
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 4,396 7.8
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 3,910 6.9
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 990 1.8
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 2 583 1.0
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 439 0.8
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 10 1,454 2.6
Sikh Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 221 114,351 202.4
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 306 0.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 83 30,722 54.4
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 968 1.7
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 229 0.4
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 238 0.4
Totals: 789 298,157  

The population of the Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 564,873 in 2010; in 2000 it was 508,032. The total population changed 11.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (298,157) included 52.8% of the total population in 2010.

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 7 counties: Aiken County, South Carolina, Burke County, Georgia, Columbia County, Georgia, Edgefield County, South Carolina, Lincoln County, Georgia, McDuffie County, Georgia, Richmond County, Georgia.

* 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.