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DeKalb County (Georgia)

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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 61 77,279 159.99
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 46 43,791 90.66
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 9 22,600 46.79
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 28 17,122 35.45
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 7,759 16.06
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 9 6,547 13.55
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 10 4,274 8.85
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 2,530 5.24
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 2,272 4.70
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 1,988 4.12
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 1,791 3.71
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 4 1,466 3.04
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,331 2.76
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 1,239 2.57
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,205 2.49
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 1,100 2.28
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 874 1.81
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 799 1.65
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 675 1.40
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 605 1.25
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 592 1.23
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 343 0.71
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 179 0.37
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 167 0.35
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 147 0.30
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 110 0.23
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 99 0.20
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 75 0.16
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 65 0.13
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 0 60 0.12
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 60 0.12
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 52 0.11
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 41 0.08
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 30 0.06
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 0 0 0.00
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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0 0 0.00
Jewish Other Judaism 0 0 0.00
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
Totals: 242 199,267  

The population of DeKalb County, Georgia was 483,024 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (199,267) included 41.3% of the total population in 1980.

* 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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