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Mississippi

Denominational Groups, 2000

1,130,113 288,047 1,213 115,760 19,350 1,290,175
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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Reports


^ Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant 3 156 0.1
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Evangelical Protestant 47 12,043 4.8
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 31 3,262 1.3
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 2 627 0.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 149 17,745 7.0
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 6 757 0.3
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 190 36,016 14.3
Catholic Church Catholic 158 95,096 37.7
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 1 68 0.0
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 2 40 0.0
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 51 6,668 2.7
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 28 3,917 1.6
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 59 7,308 2.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 155 12,374 4.9
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 6 648 0.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 29 7,248 2.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 50 5,608 2.2
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 347 34,148 13.6
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 18 1,475 0.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 82 20,098 8.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 14 1,632 0.7
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant 1 138 0.1
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 6 545 0.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 16 1,287 0.5
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 12 2,075 0.8
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 27 4,323 1.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 153 26,328 10.4
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 106 14,160 5.6
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 14 2,544 1.0
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant 1 16 0.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 53 5,683 2.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 1,915 760,385 301.7
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 4 221 0.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 1,354 250,240 99.3
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 5,090 1,334,879  

The population of these counties (or equivalent) in 1980 was 2,520,638. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,334,879) include 53.0% of the total population in 1980.

Source

The 1980 data were collected by the Glenmary Research Center and includes statistics for 111 Judeo-Christian church bodies, including number of churches and adherents. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1980, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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.