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

Religious Traditions, 2010

168,835 37,771 46,203 31,687 544 13,117 266,716
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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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents % Change
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 0 +11707 +58.6%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +4 +3349 +63.1%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints +4 +2743 +95.8%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist +3 +1316 +4.5%
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups +1 +706 +58%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +18 +543 +0.5%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +5 +418 +18.6%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist +1 +398 +52.9%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -2 +289 +12.1%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +4 +246 +20.4%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal +1 +119 +63.6%
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 0 +97 +159%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +1 +84 +16.8%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 0 +50 +26.6%
Bahá'í Other Other Groups -1 +19 +4.8%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 +19 +9%
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 +14 +41.2%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 -5 -1.1%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness -1 -10 -12.5%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 -49 -13.2%
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 -60 -40%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 0 -61 -8.4%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness -1 -71 -6.8%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -1 -73 -47.7%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness -1 -80 -36.2%
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 -93 -78.8%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 -102 -25.4%
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -2 -109 -10.1%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 -180 -4.4%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -2 -248 -13.3%
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 -254 -63.7%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist -2 -399 -33%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran -2 -1023 -23.4%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -3 -1163 -20.9%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 0 -1181 -17.4%
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 0 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 0 --- ---
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: +26 +16956 +8.1%

The population of the Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 508,032 in 2000; in 1990 it was 443,205. The total population changed 14.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (219,279) included 43.2% of the total population in 2000.

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.

* 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.


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