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Fulton County (Georgia)

Religious Traditions, 2010

204,409 90,642 166,727 91,391 2,496 50,075 314,841
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 103 81,163 99.46
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 82 75,388 92.39
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 19 72,148 88.42
Jewish Other Judaism 26 65,900 80.76
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 31,000 37.99
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 30 30,452 37.32
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 13 21,791 26.70
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 16 18,769 23.00
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 14,921 18.29
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 12 10,467 12.83
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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4 9,000 11.03
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 10 8,258 10.12
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 14 6,513 7.98
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 16 5,197 6.37
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 5,069 6.21
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 4,180 5.12
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 21 3,359 4.12
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 2,927 3.59
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 6 2,673 3.28
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 1,933 2.37
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 1,242 1.52
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,047 1.28
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 821 1.01
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 793 0.97
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 8 768 0.94
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 412 0.50
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 379 0.46
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 373 0.46
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 325 0.40
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 245 0.30
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 239 0.29
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 236 0.29
"Old" Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 199 0.24
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 191 0.23
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 152 0.19
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 106 0.13
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 92 0.11
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 82 0.10
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 82 0.10
Progressive Primitive Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 78 0.10
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 56 0.07
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 52 0.06
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 50 0.06
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 30 0.04
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 27 0.03
Buddhists Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Hindus Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Totals: 471 479,185  

The population of Fulton County, Georgia was 816,006 in 2000; in 1990 it was 648,951. The total population changed 25.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (479,185) included 58.7% of the total population in 2000.

* 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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