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Waycross, GA Micro 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 44 17,044 304.54
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 13 2,960 52.89
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 9 2,700 48.24
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 11 2,354 42.06
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 19 1,875 33.50
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 1,343 24.00
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 1,296 23.16
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2 1,034 18.48
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 700 12.51
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 5 636 11.36
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 610 10.90
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 2 398 7.11
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 209 3.73
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 3 172 3.07
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 171 3.06
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2 153 2.73
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 150 2.68
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 150 2.68
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 143 2.56
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 1 100 1.79
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 99 1.77
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 68 1.22
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 20 0.36
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 6 0.11
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 0 0.00
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Progressive Primitive Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this metro area was 55,967 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (34,391) included 61.4% 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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