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Gainesville, GA Metro Area - Metro Area 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 3 65,020 320.08
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 60 48,511 238.81
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 29 27,938 137.53
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 22 8,133 40.04
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 9 2,420 11.91
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 3 1,551 7.64
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 3 1,311 6.45
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 1,200 5.91
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8 1,162 5.72
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 985 4.85
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 896 4.41
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 4 692 3.41
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 362 1.78
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 2 310 1.53
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 3 300 1.48
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 295 1.45
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 277 1.36
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 273 1.34
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 219 1.08
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 200 0.98
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 198 0.97
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 150 0.74
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7 116 0.57
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 69 0.34
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 1 54 0.27
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 50 0.25
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference of the United States and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 7 0.03
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
Anglican Catholic Church Other Christians Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 11
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this metro area was 203,136 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (162,699) included 80.1% 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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