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Albany, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

53,876 8,050 12,135 3,963 20 3,250 76,014
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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 70 31,918 202.90
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
49 15,256 96.98
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 28 9,998 63.56
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 16 2,204 14.01
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 1,728 10.98
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 13 4,226 26.86
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 1,664 10.58
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 633 4.02
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 887 5.64
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 742 4.72
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 696 4.42
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 1,023 6.50
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 4 --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 878 5.58
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 590 3.75
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 49 0.31
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 207 1.32
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 1,524 9.69
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 105 0.67
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 3,963 25.19
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 135 0.86
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 188 1.20
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 1,121 7.13
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 14 0.09
Convention of Original Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 150 0.95
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 92 0.58
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 43 0.27
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 20 0.13
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 110 0.70
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.69
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 67 0.43
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 238 1.51
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 349 2.22
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 367 2.33
Totals: 260 81,294  

The population of the Albany, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 157,308 in 2010; in 2000 it was 157,833. The total population changed -0.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (81,294) included 51.7% 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 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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