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Jackson County, Illinois

Religious Traditions, 2010

14,130 1,247 5,250   4,220 4,412 30,959
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational adherents include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The 2010 reports contain incomplete counts of congregations and adherents belonging to the eight largest historically African-American denominations. These denominations are not included in the 2000 reports and are largely missing from the 1990 and 1980 reports.
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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 17 6,897 112.9
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 14 2,832 46.4
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 9 2,537 41.5
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 6 3,365 55.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 5 1,616 26.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 5 1,618 26.5
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 2,112 34.6
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 514 8.4
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 100 1.6
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 585 9.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 360 5.9
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 3 359 5.9
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 175 2.9
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 274 4.5
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 91 1.5
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 17 0.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 1 740 12.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 130 2.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 371 6.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 143 2.3
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 11 0.2
Jewish Other Judaism 1 100 1.6
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 116 1.9
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 144 2.4
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 1,487 24.4
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Totals: 95 26,694  

The population of Jackson County, Illinois was 61,067 in 1990; in 1980 it was 61,522. The total population changed -0.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (26,694) included 43.7% of the total population in 1990.

* In an effort to better match the ASARB standards for adherents, a few religious bodies changed the way their adherents were reported in 2010, including the Catholic Church, Amish groups, Friends groups, Jewish groups, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Non-denominational Christian Churches, and the United Methodist Church. This change does not affect any of the data in the newly released 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. In fact, the data for these groups are now more comparable to that of other bodies than it was in previous decadal reports.

However, the change in methodology can distort assessments on growth or decline between 2000 and 2010 for each of these groups. County-level 2000 data using the new methodology are not readily available. ASARB staff has adjusted some 2000 county-level adherent statistics to allow for a more accurate picture on growth or decline. The revised maps and charts are now available on-line at for those who are interested in these trends.


2010 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 236 religious groups, providing information on the number of their congregations and adherents within each state and county in the United States. Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E. Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study, published by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). [More information on the data collection]

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2010 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of 7.6 in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that about 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County were Episcopalian.

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