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Paulding County (Georgia)

Religious Traditions, 2010

27,282 1,112 5,138 2,714 160 1,163 104,755
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 34 20,539 144.31
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 12 4,728 33.22
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
8 3,269 22.97
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 2,714 19.07
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 1,178 8.28
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,133 7.96
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 510 3.58
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 395 2.78
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 393 2.76
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 263 1.85
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 230 1.62
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 216 1.52
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 196 1.38
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 196 1.38
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 196 1.38
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 194 1.36
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 179 1.26
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 175 1.23
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 162 1.14
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 160 1.12
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 146 1.03
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 131 0.92
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.63
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 52 0.37
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 48 0.34
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 46 0.32
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 30 0.21
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Totals: 88 37,569  

The population of Paulding County, Georgia was 142,324 in 2010; in 2000 it was 81,678. The total population changed 74.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (37,569) included 26.4% 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 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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