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Lafayette County, Mississippi

Denominational Groups, 2000

11,263 4,676   1,900 462 20,443
Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational "adherents" include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The historically African American denominations are not included in the 2000 congregation and membership totals. Many are also missing in 1990 and most historically African American denominations are missing in the 1980 reports.
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Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 1 73 2.3
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 1 52 1.6
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant n.a. 2,333 73.3
Catholic Church Catholic 2 1,476 46.4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 1 184 5.8
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 1 40 1.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 7 677 21.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 1 463 14.6
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 71 2.2
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 2 493 15.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 2 679 21.3
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 1 0 0.0
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant 2 75 2.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 23 8,894 279.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 20 2,806 88.2
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 65 18,316  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 31,826. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (18,316) include 57.6% of the total population in 1990.


The 1990 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 132 religious groups, including number of churches and adherents. Martin B. Bradley, Norman M. Green, Jr., Dale E. Jones, Mac Lynn, and Lou McNeil supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1990, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2000 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of approximately 8 (8.1) in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County are Episcopalian.

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