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Jackson, MS, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

230,501 46,632 54,011 655 17,822 9,109 208,392
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 233 157,206 332.7
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 60,883 128.9
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 137 42,441 89.8
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 20 12,774 27.0
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 28 7,917 16.8
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 18 6,841 14.5
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 12 4,541 9.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 34 3,831 8.1
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
5 3,500 7.4
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 19 2,722 5.8
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 2,721 5.8
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 2,513 5.3
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 2,464 5.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 1,989 4.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 7 1,803 3.8
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 1,250 2.6
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 7 1,134 2.4
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 951 2.0
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 920 1.9
Jewish Other Judaism 2 699 1.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 542 1.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 514 1.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 496 1.0
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 478 1.0
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 433 0.9
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 348 0.7
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 306 0.6
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 291 0.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 290 0.6
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 210 0.4
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 160 0.3
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 133 0.3
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 124 0.3
Interstate & Foreign Landmark Missionary Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 112 0.2
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 83 0.2
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 53 0.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 53 0.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 47 0.1
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Totals: 615 323,773  

The population of the Jackson, MS, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 472,447 in 1990; in 1980 it was 439,331. The total population changed 7.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (323,773) included 68.5% of the total population in 1990.

Jackson, MS, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 6 counties: Copiah County, Mississippi, Hinds County, Mississippi, Madison County, Mississippi, Rankin County, Mississippi, Simpson County, Mississippi, Yazoo County, Mississippi.

* 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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