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Spalding County (Georgia)

Religious Traditions, 2010

35,191 1,586 6,693 1,892 1,455 17,256
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant 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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 32 19,319 301.52
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
17 3,294 51.41
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 16 4,041 63.07
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 249 3.89
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 10,133 158.15
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 1,111 17.34
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 242 3.78
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 587 9.16
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 1,218 19.01
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 187 2.92
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 375 5.85
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 997 15.56
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 105 1.64
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 265 4.14
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 1,892 29.53
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 20 0.31
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 11 0.17
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 127 1.98
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 495 7.73
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 275 4.29
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 58 0.91
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 187 2.92
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 477 7.44
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 437 6.82
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 326 5.09
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 36 0.56
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 353 5.51
Totals: 112 46,817  

The population of Spalding County, Georgia was 64,073 in 2010; in 2000 it was 58,417. The total population changed 9.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (46,817) included 73.1% 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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