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Savannah, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

87,125 29,764 32,866 440 24,539 9,099 163,778
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 82 39,872 114.7
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 13 24,539 70.6
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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59 24,054 69.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 43 19,171 55.2
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 29 13,693 39.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 7,306 21.0
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 6,877 19.8
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 14 4,903 14.1
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 19 4,836 13.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 4,243 12.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 12 3,784 10.9
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 3,385 9.7
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 2,924 8.4
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 2,725 7.8
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 1,993 5.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 1,753 5.0
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 1,742 5.0
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 1,692 4.9
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 1,390 4.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 1,331 3.8
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 1,293 3.7
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 1,182 3.4
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 4 1,156 3.3
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 1,156 3.3
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 796 2.3
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 724 2.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 724 2.1
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 600 1.7
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 503 1.4
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 459 1.3
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 354 1.0
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 350 1.0
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 280 0.8
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 263 0.8
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 237 0.7
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 216 0.6
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 207 0.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 178 0.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 171 0.5
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 143 0.4
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 141 0.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 111 0.3
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 89 0.3
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 75 0.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 65 0.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 60 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 52 0.1
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 15 0.0
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 11 0.0
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 9 0.0
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 9 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Shinto Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 436 183,833  

The population of the Savannah, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 347,611 in 2010; in 2000 it was 293,000. The total population changed 18.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (183,833) included 52.9% of the total population in 2010.

Savannah, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 3 counties: Bryan County, Georgia, Chatham County, Georgia, Effingham 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.