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Meriwether 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 16 3,523 170.91
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 7 1,600 77.62
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 13 1,190 57.73
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 6 808 39.20
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 378 18.34
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 244 11.84
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 242 11.74
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 210 10.19
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 178 8.64
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 145 7.03
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 120 5.82
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 75 3.64
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 49 2.38
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 44 2.13
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 40 1.94
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 8 0.39
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Progressive Primitive Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 20,613 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (8,854) included 43.0% 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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