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Elbert 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 20 6,410 326.42
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 13 1,790 91.15
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 4 1,330 67.73
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 7 700 35.65
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 402 20.47
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 348 17.72
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 302 15.38
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 235 11.97
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 224 11.41
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 166 8.45
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 97 4.94
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 76 3.87
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 76 3.87
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 60 3.06
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 60 3.06
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 25 1.27
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 23 1.17
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 20 1.02
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 13 0.66
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 1 0.05
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 19,637 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (12,358) included 62.9% 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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