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Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area - Metro Area 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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 82 653,926 107.38
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1,171 652,227 107.10
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 797 443,822 72.88
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 455 338,086 55.52
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 77 115,656 18.99
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 117 104,606 17.18
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 64 97,805 16.06
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 262 73,060 12.00
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 100 57,400 9.43
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 143 53,538 8.79
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 87 49,952 8.20
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 105 42,260 6.94
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 111 40,347 6.63
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 54 35,687 5.86
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 102 31,485 5.17
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 10 30,900 5.07
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 9 28,928 4.75
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 131 24,982 4.10
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 87 21,584 3.54
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 70 20,875 3.43
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 12 17,579 2.89
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 62 15,208 2.50
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 41 14,774 2.43
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 10 14,126 2.32
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8 10,700 1.76
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 24 10,141 1.67
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 7 9,285 1.52
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 50 8,303 1.36
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 28 7,369 1.21
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 35 7,350 1.21
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 12 6,946 1.14
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 9 6,832 1.12
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 15 5,870 0.96
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 9 5,850 0.96
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 37 5,166 0.85
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 28 4,946 0.81
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 10 4,516 0.74
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 22 4,123 0.68
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 10 3,846 0.63
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 12 3,834 0.63
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 3,476 0.57
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 32 3,269 0.54
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 6 2,989 0.49
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 14 2,940 0.48
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 10 2,622 0.43
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 7 2,501 0.41
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 15 2,416 0.40
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 2,400 0.39
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 8 2,263 0.37
Eritrean Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 1,875 0.31
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 6 1,848 0.30
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 1,765 0.29
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 1,744 0.29
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 14 1,065 0.17
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 11 918 0.15
Reconstructionist Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 910 0.15
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6 898 0.15
Bible Way Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ World Wide, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 880 0.14
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 736 0.12
Romanian Orthodox Metropolia of the Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 700 0.11
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 612 0.10
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 588 0.10
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 6 578 0.09
Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 494 0.08
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 460 0.08
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 3 430 0.07
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 404 0.07
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 320 0.05
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 300 0.05
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 300 0.05
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 263 0.04
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 234 0.04
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 200 0.03
Church of God General Conference (Abrahamic Faith, McDonough, GA) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 5 190 0.03
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference of the United States and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 178 0.03
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 172 0.03
Malankara Mar Thoma Church Other Christians Other Groups Family 2 161 0.03
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 110 0.02
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 1 100 0.02
Moravian Church in America (Unitas Fratrum), Southern Province Mainline Protestant 1 91 0.01
Open Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 80 0.01
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 76 0.01
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 68 0.01
Apostolic Christian Church of America Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 59 0.01
Syrian (Syriac) Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 55 0.01
South Atlantic Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 53 0.01
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 50 0.01
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 44 0.01
Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 40 0.01
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 38 0.01
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada, and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 35 0.01
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (Covenanters) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 17 0.00
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 15 0.00
Unaffiliated Friends Meetings Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 8 0.00
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 0 0.00
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Christadelphians Other Christians Other Groups Family 2
Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite) Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
North American Old Roman Catholic Church (Archdiocese of New York) Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Reformed Presbyterian Church Hanover Presbytery Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Vedanta Society Other Other Groups Family 1
American Ethical Union Other Liberal Family 1
Church of God and Saints of Christ Other Christians Judaism Family 1
Church of the Living God, the Pillar and Ground of the Truth, Inc. [Lewis Dominion] Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Christ's Sanctified Holy Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Anglican Catholic Church Other Christians Anglican/Episcopal Family 2
Christian Congregation in North America Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Full Gospel Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Reformed Baptist Network Evangelical Protestant 1
Sovereign Grace Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 3
Bible Methodist Connection of Churches Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 5
Unification Church Other Other Groups Family 1
Vanguard Presbytery Evangelical Protestant 2
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 11
Anglican Province of America Mainline Protestant 3
American Anglican Church Mainline Protestant 1
Diocese of the Holy Cross Mainline Protestant 1
Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies Evangelical Protestant 1
Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 4
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
Every Nation Evangelical Protestant 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 18
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 5
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 16
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, Oregon Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 7
Brethren in Christ Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1
Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 1
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 6
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 33
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 23
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 5
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 3
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 6
Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
General Church of the New Jerusalem Other Christians Spiritualist Family 1
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Jain Other Other Groups Family 1
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 4
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 12
Progressive Primitive Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 3
Tao Other Other Groups Family 1
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Christians Other Groups Family 2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 41
Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America Other Other Groups Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 6,089,815 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (3,128,928) included 51.4% 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 https://www.usreligioncensus.org/.

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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