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Forsyth 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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2 34,559 137.53
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 50 30,685 122.11
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 14 11,760 46.80
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 13 10,489 41.74
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 6 3,785 15.06
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 2 3,398 13.52
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 6 3,384 13.47
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 4 1,476 5.87
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 973 3.87
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 5 954 3.80
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 937 3.73
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 2 603 2.40
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 594 2.36
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 468 1.86
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 423 1.68
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 326 1.30
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 323 1.29
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 107 0.43
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 84 0.33
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 80 0.32
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 76 0.30
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 50 0.20
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 50 0.20
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 30 0.12
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 0 0.00
Chabad Judaism Judaism 1
Vanguard Presbytery Evangelical Protestant 1
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Reformed Presbyterian Church Hanover Presbytery Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 251,283 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (105,614) included 42.0% 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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