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Dalton, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

52,142 1,024 7,976   17,549 1,648 61,888
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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 69 34,394 241.8
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 17,549 123.4
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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21 8,904 62.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 24 6,568 46.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 17 5,068 35.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 1,267 8.9
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 6 976 6.9
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 876 6.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 805 5.7
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 762 5.4
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 573 4.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 377 2.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 360 2.5
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 324 2.3
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 277 1.9
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 258 1.8
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 243 1.7
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 228 1.6
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 193 1.4
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 176 1.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 151 1.1
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 10 0.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 0 ---
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Totals: 182 80,339  

The population of the Dalton, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 142,227 in 2010; in 2000 it was 120,031. The total population changed 18.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (80,339) included 56.5% of the total population in 2010.

Dalton, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 2 counties: Murray County, Georgia, Whitfield 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.