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Macon, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

68,959 22,389 19,950 6,153 200 3,424 111,218
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Orthodox 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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 80 52,492 254.06
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 27,618 133.67
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 54 20,047 97.03
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 4 5,934 28.72
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,999 9.67
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
4 1,866 9.03
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 1,724 8.34
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 1,698 8.22
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 1,570 7.60
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 1,212 5.87
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 1,116 5.40
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 1,048 5.07
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 963 4.66
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 816 3.95
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 685 3.32
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 670 3.24
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 649 3.14
Jewish Other Judaism 2 540 2.61
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 387 1.87
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 381 1.84
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 310 1.50
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 275 1.33
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 260 1.26
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 238 1.15
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 187 0.91
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 178 0.86
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 170 0.82
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 161 0.78
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 160 0.77
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 140 0.68
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 62 0.30
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 51 0.25
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 42 0.20
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 36 0.17
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 26 0.13
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 26 0.13
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 3 0.01
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Totals: 241 125,740  

The population of the Macon, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 206,616 in 1990; in 1980 it was 198,483. The total population changed 4.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (125,740) included 60.9% of the total population in 1990.

* 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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.

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