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Progressive Primitive Baptists - Rankings by Area (Metro-Areas) [Counties] [States]

In the early 1900s, there was a split among Primitive Baptists between those who supported the use of instruments, Sunday school, youth ministries, missions, men's brotherhoods, women’s auxiliaries, and non-congregationally based ministries, and those who did not support them. Progressive Primitive Baptists embraced all of these things. The emotional divide between the groups is not as large as it was, but differences still exist. [View our profile of Progressive Primitive Baptists]

Using data from the 1980-2020 U.S. Religion Census, this list ranks U.S. Metro-Areas on the highest percent of the population in the Progressive Primitive Baptists. You can sort the list by clicking on the column headings.


Rank
2000
Metro-Area Percent
2000
1 Statesboro, GA Micro Area 2.25
2 Jesup, GA Micro Area 1.11
3 Thomaston, GA Micro Area 0.72
4 Douglas, GA Micro Area 0.62
5 Fitzgerald, GA Micro Area 0.61
6 Tifton, GA Micro Area 0.60
7 Dublin, GA Micro Area 0.36
8 Tullahoma-Manchester, TN Micro Area 0.35
9 Savannah, GA Metro Area 0.30
10 Columbia, MO Metro Area 0.21
10 Waycross, GA Micro Area 0.21
12 Cordele, GA Micro Area 0.17
13 Vidalia, GA Micro Area 0.13
14 Brunswick, GA Metro Area 0.12
14 Thomasville, GA Micro Area 0.12
16 Ozark, AL Micro Area 0.11
17 Macon-Bibb County, GA Metro Area 0.10
17 Milledgeville, GA Micro Area 0.10
19 Wichita Falls, TX Metro Area 0.09
20 Valdosta, GA Metro Area 0.07
21 Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area 0.06
22 Auburn-Opelika, AL Metro Area 0.05
22 Jasper, IN Micro Area 0.05
24 Albany, GA Metro Area 0.04
24 Montgomery, AL Metro Area 0.04
26 Jacksonville, FL Metro Area 0.02
27 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area 0.01
27 Chattanooga, TN-GA Metro Area 0.01
27 Columbus, GA-AL Metro Area 0.01
27 Evansville, IN-KY Metro Area 0.01
27 Huntsville, AL Metro Area 0.01
27 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area 0.01
27 Knoxville, TN Metro Area 0.01
27 Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL Metro Area 0.01
35 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area 0.00
35 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL Metro Area 0.00
35 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area 0.00
35 St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area 0.00
35 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area 0.00
35 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area 0.00
     

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 373 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 156.

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