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Religious Traditions, 2010

136,806 27,228 69,164 62,844 4,458 31,499 359,894
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Orthodox Other Unclaimed

Congregational adherents include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The 2010 reports contain incomplete counts of congregations and adherents belonging to the eight largest historically African-American denominations. These denominations are not included in the 2000 reports and are largely missing from the 1990 and 1980 reports.
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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 15 7,878 11.39
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 523 0.76
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 123 0.18
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 13 5,173 7.48
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 7 --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 308 0.45
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 11 11,807 17.06
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 1,416 2.05
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 11 62,844 90.83
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 3,569 5.16
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 57 0.08
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 507 0.73
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 1,435 2.07
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 111 0.16
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 21 0.03
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 2,632 3.80
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 506 0.73
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 6,175 8.92
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 566 0.82
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 75 0.11
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 39 0.06
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 40 0.06
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 874 1.26
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 1,022 1.48
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 26 0.04
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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90 52,696 76.16
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 163 0.24
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 3,630 5.25
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 991 1.43
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 17 6,425 9.29
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 85 54,355 78.56
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 739 1.07
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 152 0.22
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 751 1.09
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 10,432 15.08
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 9 7,158 10.35
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 12 1,659 2.40
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 161 0.23
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 409 0.59
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 154 0.22
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 23 10,659 15.41
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 7,254 10.48
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 45 30,527 44.12
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,050 1.52
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 3,000 4.34
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 108 0.16
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 300 0.43
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 6 998 1.44
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 9 4,271 6.17
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 4 2,427 3.51
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 3 124 0.18
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 2,763 3.99
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 1,320 1.91
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 35 0.05
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 8 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 12 12,885 18.62
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 7 5,000 7.23
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 543 0.78
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 1,102 1.59
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 31 0.04
Totals: 520 331,999  

The population of DeKalb County, Georgia was 691,893 in 2010; in 2000 it was 665,865. The total population changed 3.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (331,999) included 48.0% of the total population in 2010.

* In an effort to better match the ASARB standards for adherents, a few religious bodies changed the way their adherents were reported in 2010, including the Catholic Church, Amish groups, Friends groups, Jewish groups, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Non-denominational Christian Churches, and the United Methodist Church. This change does not affect any of the data in the newly released 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. In fact, the data for these groups are now more comparable to that of other bodies than it was in previous decadal reports.

However, the change in methodology can distort assessments on growth or decline between 2000 and 2010 for each of these groups. County-level 2000 data using the new methodology are not readily available. ASARB staff has adjusted some 2000 county-level adherent statistics to allow for a more accurate picture on growth or decline. The revised maps and charts are now available on-line at www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

2010 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 236 religious groups, providing information on the number of their congregations and adherents within each state and county in the United States. Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E. Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study, published by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). [More information on the data collection]

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2010 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of 7.6 in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that about 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County were Episcopalian.


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