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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 68 91,854 156.10
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 38 40,623 69.03
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 16 6,010 10.21
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 6,657 11.31
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 5,228 8.88
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 7,474 12.70
"Old" Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 2,252 3.83
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 2,449 4.16
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 3,669 6.24
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 9 47,177 80.17
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 3,426 5.82
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 9 5,932 10.08
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 1,624 2.76
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 571 0.97
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 1,758 2.99
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 162 0.28
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 3,250 5.52
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 3 378 0.64
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 3,650 6.20
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 252 0.43
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 473 0.80
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 3,090 5.25
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 137 0.23
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 415 0.71
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 228 0.39
Hindus Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 2 5,000 8.50
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 648 1.10
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 302 0.51
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 35 0.06
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 300 0.51
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 45 0.08
Buddhists Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 54 0.09
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 145 0.25
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 23 0.04
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 110 0.19
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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1 1,500 2.55
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 700 1.19
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 142 0.24
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 86 0.15
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 160 0.27
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 440 0.75
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 60 0.10
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 129 0.22
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 232 0.39
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 479 0.81
Totals: 305 249,329  

The population of Gwinnett County, Georgia was 588,448 in 2000; in 1990 it was 352,910. The total population changed 66.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (249,329) included 42.4% 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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