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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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 910 1.40
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 14 29,062 44.78
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 893 1.38
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 114,926 177.10
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 181 0.28
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 19 8,690 13.39
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 0.00
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 393 0.61
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 15,323 23.61
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 0 0.00
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 136 0.21
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 40 0.06
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 202 0.31
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 22 4,702 7.25
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 2,700 4.16
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
4 2,050 3.16
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 60 0.09
Jasper Baptist and Pleasant Valley Baptist Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 206 0.32
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 1,280 1.97
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 0.00
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 77 0.12
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 1,343 2.07
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 426 0.66
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 871 1.34
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 12 10,133 15.61
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 97 90,331 139.20
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 6 4,836 7.45
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 2,556 3.94
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 15 17,860 27.52
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 11 3,839 5.92
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 30 28,296 43.60
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 249 0.38
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 733 1.13
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 83 62,725 96.66
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 500 0.77
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 5 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,103 1.70
Jewish Other Judaism 9 14,915 22.98
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 293 0.45
Totals: 409 422,840  

The population of Fulton County, Georgia was 648,951 in 1990; in 1980 it was 589,904. The total population changed 10.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (422,840) included 65.2% of the total population in 1990.

* 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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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