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Cherokee 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 50 57,101 214.17
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2 18,595 69.74
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 16 11,342 42.54
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 26 11,160 41.86
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 6 3,384 12.69
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 9 2,750 10.31
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 11 1,998 7.49
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 4 1,920 7.20
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 3 1,520 5.70
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7 1,401 5.25
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 1,398 5.24
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 1,200 4.50
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 5 731 2.74
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 2 622 2.33
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2 453 1.70
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 450 1.69
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 434 1.63
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 413 1.55
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 397 1.49
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 377 1.41
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 240 0.90
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 210 0.79
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 210 0.79
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 202 0.76
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 190 0.71
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 2 171 0.64
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 110 0.41
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 108 0.41
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 94 0.35
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 23 0.09
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 0 0.00
Sovereign Grace Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 266,620 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (119,204) included 44.7% 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 https://www.usreligioncensus.org/.

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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