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Sumter 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 6,835 230.79
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 9 2,301 77.69
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 8 1,150 38.83
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 4 1,130 38.16
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 1,002 33.83
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 2 514 17.36
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 468 15.80
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 376 12.70
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 3 353 11.92
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 283 9.56
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 182 6.15
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 100 3.38
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 100 3.38
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 99 3.34
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 84 2.84
Bible Way Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ World Wide, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 80 2.70
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 75 2.53
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 75 2.53
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 61 2.06
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 51 1.72
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 41 1.38
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 22 0.74
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal 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 29,616 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (15,382) included 51.9% 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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