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Jefferson 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 18 3,885 247.31
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 16 1,275 81.16
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 7 1,012 64.42
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 4 640 40.74
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 493 31.38
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 3 330 21.01
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 241 15.34
General Association of General Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 240 15.28
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 202 12.86
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 89 5.67
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 76 4.84
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 76 4.84
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 72 4.58
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 60 3.82
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 50 3.18
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 25 1.59
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 23 1.46
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 6 0.38
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
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 15,709 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (8,795) included 56.0% 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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