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Effingham 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 20 9,145 141.19
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 12 2,656 41.01
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 11 2,540 39.22
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 1,843 28.45
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 3 886 13.68
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 878 13.56
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 5 706 10.90
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 564 8.71
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 3 478 7.38
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 2 478 7.38
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 400 6.18
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 380 5.87
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 3 251 3.88
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 202 3.12
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 168 2.59
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 162 2.50
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 155 2.39
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 80 1.24
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 54 0.83
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 30 0.46
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 4 0.06
Reformed Baptist Network Evangelical Protestant 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 64,769 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (22,060) included 34.1% 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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