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Dougherty 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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 19 13,535 157.77
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 33 6,810 79.38
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 9 5,949 69.34
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 14 3,960 46.16
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 9 2,888 33.66
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 2,290 26.69
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 2,123 24.75
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 1 1,731 20.18
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 5 1,262 14.71
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 6 1,063 12.39
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 854 9.95
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 2 622 7.25
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 594 6.92
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 564 6.57
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 3 522 6.08
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 489 5.70
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2 434 5.06
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 400 4.66
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 286 3.33
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 206 2.40
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 197 2.30
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 153 1.78
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 95 1.11
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 75 0.87
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 69 0.80
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 65 0.76
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 53 0.62
Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 50 0.58
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 32 0.37
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 85,790 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (47,371) included 55.2% 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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