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Athens-Clarke County, GA Metro Area - Metro Area 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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 74 23,858 110.75
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2 13,729 63.73
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 21 10,756 49.93
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 36 7,720 35.84
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 4,116 19.11
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 2,500 11.61
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 8 2,130 9.89
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 4 2,068 9.60
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 9 1,980 9.19
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 7 1,802 8.37
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2 1,634 7.59
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 7 1,264 5.87
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 8 901 4.18
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 3 733 3.40
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 4 591 2.74
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 4 548 2.54
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 4 504 2.34
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 484 2.25
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 454 2.11
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 2 452 2.10
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 378 1.75
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 362 1.68
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 360 1.67
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 349 1.62
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 347 1.61
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 320 1.49
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 318 1.48
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 306 1.42
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 200 0.93
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 135 0.63
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 130 0.60
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 120 0.56
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 76 0.35
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 49 0.23
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 0 30 0.14
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 28 0.13
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 27 0.13
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 24 0.11
Chabad Judaism Judaism 1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Anglican Catholic Church Other Christians Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Reformed Baptist Network Evangelical Protestant 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this metro area was 215,415 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (81,783) included 38.0% 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

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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