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Burke County, Georgia - County Membership Report (2020)

Exact definitions of "congregations" and "adherents" vary by religious body. Congregations may be parishes, churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, or another site where a religious body has regularly scheduled worship services. Adherents generally are members, children who are not members, and others who are not members but are considered participants in the congregation.

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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 14 4,938 200.76
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 10 1,162 47.24
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 4 860 34.97
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 470 19.11
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 340 13.82
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 330 13.42
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 208 8.46
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 1 180 7.32
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 180 7.32
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 180 7.32
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 180 7.32
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 180 7.32
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 150 6.10
South Atlantic Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 146 5.94
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 136 5.53
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 102 4.15
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 64 2.60
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 64 2.60
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 52 2.11
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 37 1.50
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 0 0.00
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 24,596 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (9,959) included 40.5% of the total population in 2020. The adherence rate is the number of adherents of a given group per 1,000 people in the general population.

Note that data collection methods for religious bodies change over time, affecting the comparability of statistics. For further information, see the U.S. Religion Census website at

The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 372 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 155.

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