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Clarke 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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 13,654 106.12
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 8 9,001 69.95
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 19 5,939 46.16
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 25 5,600 43.52
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 2,503 19.45
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 2,500 19.43
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 4 2,068 16.07
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2 1,634 12.70
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 7 1,610 12.51
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 1,601 12.44
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 1,132 8.80
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 5 936 7.27
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 3 733 5.70
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 3 645 5.01
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 4 504 3.92
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 454 3.53
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 2 452 3.51
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 378 2.94
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 362 2.81
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 360 2.80
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 349 2.71
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 318 2.47
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 306 2.38
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 175 1.36
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 160 1.24
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 130 1.01
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 80 0.62
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 76 0.59
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 49 0.38
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 46 0.36
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 0 30 0.23
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 28 0.22
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 24 0.19
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 0 0.00
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 1
Anglican Catholic Church Other Christians Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 128,671 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (53,837) included 41.8% 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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