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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 20 6,650 110.4
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 5 4,220 70.1
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 3,298 54.8
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 2,414 40.1
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
11 2,062 34.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 9 2,005 33.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 5 1,246 20.7
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 5 1,234 20.5
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 8 1,209 20.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 661 11.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 564 9.4
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 360 6.0
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 348 5.8
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 344 5.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 2 302 5.0
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 290 4.8
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 290 4.8
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 255 4.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 230 3.8
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 218 3.6
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 174 2.9
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 1 159 2.6
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 145 2.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 140 2.3
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 82 1.4
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 73 1.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 67 1.1
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 54 0.9
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 52 0.9
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 47 0.8
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 25 0.4
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 14 0.2
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 14 0.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 12 0.2
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 1 0.0
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Totals: 117 29,259  

The population of Jackson County, Illinois was 60,218 in 2010; in 2000 it was 59,612. The total population changed 1.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (29,259) included 48.6% of the total population in 2010.

* 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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