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Gwinnett County (Georgia)

Religious Traditions, 2010

195,348 8,423 67,212 67,781 4,004 23,940 438,613
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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 142 108,623 134.88
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 12 67,781 84.17
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 37 51,680 64.17
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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70 34,293 42.58
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 12,146 15.08
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 25 9,572 11.89
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 9,292 11.54
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 12 8,759 10.88
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 6,976 8.66
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 14 6,799 8.44
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 6 5,792 7.19
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 5,675 7.05
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 9 4,772 5.93
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 4,131 5.13
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 4,038 5.01
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 18 3,502 4.35
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 17 3,130 3.89
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 15 2,414 3.00
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 1,615 2.01
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,600 1.99
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 1,303 1.62
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 1,264 1.57
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,040 1.29
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 6 982 1.22
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 866 1.08
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 800 0.99
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 715 0.89
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 3 702 0.87
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 3 624 0.77
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 623 0.77
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 470 0.58
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 432 0.54
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 392 0.49
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 332 0.41
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 326 0.40
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 323 0.40
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 308 0.38
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 300 0.37
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 288 0.36
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 278 0.35
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 258 0.32
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 236 0.29
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 198 0.25
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 136 0.17
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 129 0.16
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 115 0.14
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 2 107 0.13
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.12
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 75 0.09
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 72 0.09
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 72 0.09
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 65 0.08
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 60 0.07
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 60 0.07
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 39 0.05
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 18 0.02
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 10 0.01
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 0.00
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 0 0.00
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 0 0.00
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 0.00
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 5 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 548 366,708  

The population of Gwinnett County, Georgia was 805,321 in 2010; in 2000 it was 588,448. The total population changed 36.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (366,708) included 45.5% 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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