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Richmond County (Georgia)

Religious Traditions, 2010

50,922 23,938 19,128 15,868 390 5,151 85,152
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 Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 42 31,654 157.84
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 13 17,564 87.58
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 4 15,868 79.12
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 23 10,546 52.59
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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53 10,117 50.45
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 7 3,263 16.27
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 2,450 12.22
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 1,924 9.59
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 1,832 9.13
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 1,711 8.53
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 1,531 7.63
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 1,509 7.52
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 1,463 7.29
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 5 1,388 6.92
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 1,150 5.73
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 1,099 5.48
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 1,012 5.05
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 990 4.94
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 987 4.92
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 5 879 4.38
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 788 3.93
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 555 2.77
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 526 2.62
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 469 2.34
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 468 2.33
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 429 2.14
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 383 1.91
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 375 1.87
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 312 1.56
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 307 1.53
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 300 1.50
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 272 1.36
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 231 1.15
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 158 0.79
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 117 0.58
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 102 0.51
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 99 0.49
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 90 0.45
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.45
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 80 0.40
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 77 0.38
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 70 0.35
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 67 0.33
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 52 0.26
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 26 0.13
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 17 0.08
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 0 0.00
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 4 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 248 115,397  

The population of Richmond County, Georgia was 200,549 in 2010; in 2000 it was 199,775. The total population changed 0.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (115,397) included 57.5% 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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