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Laurens 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 55 17,275 348.50
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 18 2,782 56.12
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 14 2,050 41.36
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 1,122 22.63
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 1,000 20.17
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 4 882 17.79
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 788 15.90
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 3 638 12.87
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 517 10.43
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 478 9.64
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 3 256 5.16
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 252 5.08
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 250 5.04
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 4 199 4.01
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 180 3.63
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 160 3.23
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 143 2.88
Pilgrim Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 105 2.12
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 100 2.02
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 100 2.02
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 80 1.61
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 60 1.21
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 60 1.21
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 5 0.10
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 2 0 0.00
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 49,570 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (29,482) included 59.5% 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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