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Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

168,835 37,771 46,203 31,687 544 13,117 266,716
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
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
8 5,850 13.20
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 280 0.63
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 6 1,210 2.73
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 847 1.91
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 52,466 118.38
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 8 1,426 3.22
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 792 1.79
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 19 2,308 5.21
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 189 0.43
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 345 0.78
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 38 0.09
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 195 112,183 253.12
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 13 16,453 37.12
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 17 5,819 13.13
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 23 0.05
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 105 0.24
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 140 0.32
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 310 0.70
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 853 1.92
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 349 0.79
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 61 0.14
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 7 817 1.84
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 2 1,400 3.16
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 6 2,352 5.31
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 183 0.41
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 9 4,177 9.42
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 882 1.99
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 190 0.43
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 1,813 4.09
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 81 30,640 69.13
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 1,882 4.25
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 23 4,553 10.27
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 188 0.42
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 45 0.10
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 2,100 4.74
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 1,956 4.41
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 165 0.37
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 5,366 12.11
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 3,674 8.29
Totals: 513 264,430  

The population of the Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 443,205 in 1990; in 1980 it was 389,511. The total population changed 13.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (264,430) included 59.7% 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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