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Chatham County, Georgia - County Membership Report (2020)

Exact definitions of "congregations" and "adherents" vary by religious body. Congregations may be parishes, churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, or another site where a religious body has regularly scheduled worship services. Adherents generally are members, children who are not members, and others who are not members but are considered participants in the congregation.

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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 59 23,100 78.23
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 12 18,680 63.26
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 47 17,292 58.56
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 23 9,578 32.44
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 6 6,745 22.84
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 18 6,536 22.13
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 15 5,690 19.27
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 14 4,363 14.78
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 13 3,400 11.51
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 11 3,221 10.91
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 7 2,121 7.18
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 4 2,068 7.00
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 1 1,731 5.86
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 8 1,688 5.72
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 1,550 5.25
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 1,505 5.10
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 1,390 4.71
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 5 1,366 4.63
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 8 1,290 4.37
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 1,102 3.73
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 970 3.28
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 2 724 2.45
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7 687 2.33
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 5 664 2.25
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 5 638 2.16
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 524 1.77
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 489 1.66
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 362 1.23
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 329 1.11
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 300 1.02
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 291 0.99
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 2 255 0.86
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 252 0.85
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 250 0.85
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 250 0.85
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 238 0.81
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 1 177 0.60
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 177 0.60
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 162 0.55
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 158 0.54
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 153 0.52
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 126 0.43
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 68 0.23
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 67 0.23
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1 63 0.21
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 51 0.17
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 47 0.16
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 42 0.14
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 27 0.09
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 9 0.03
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 0 0.00
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
Reformed Presbyterian Church Hanover Presbytery Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Twelve Tribes Evangelical Protestant 1
Progressive Primitive Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 295,291 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (122,966) included 41.6% of the total population in 2020. The adherence rate is the number of adherents of a given group per 1,000 people in the general population.

Note that data collection methods for religious bodies change over time, affecting the comparability of statistics. For further information, see the U.S. Religion Census website at https://www.usreligioncensus.org/.

The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 372 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 155.

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