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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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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 244 162,683 309.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 127 49,381 94.0
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 21 16,028 30.5
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 28 8,681 16.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 18 7,482 14.2
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 34 5,006 9.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 2,643 5.0
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 2,549 4.9
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 8 2,320 4.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 2,299 4.4
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 2,124 4.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 17 2,056 3.9
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 1,827 3.5
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 1,163 2.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 8 1,131 2.2
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 742 1.4
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 727 1.4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 700 1.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 689 1.3
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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2 600 1.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 597 1.1
Jewish Other Judaism 1 550 1.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 523 1.0
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 375 0.7
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 278 0.5
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 259 0.5
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 258 0.5
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 253 0.5
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 252 0.5
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 168 0.3
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 165 0.3
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 160 0.3
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 100 0.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 96 0.2
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 96 0.2
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 87 0.2
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 84 0.2
Interstate & Foreign Landmark Missionary Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 76 0.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 66 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 50 0.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 48 0.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 40 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 5 0.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 2 0.0
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 ---
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Buddhists Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Hindus Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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--- --- ---
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Totals: 622 275,419  

The population of the Jackson, MS, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 525,346 in 2000; in 1990 it was 472,447. The total population changed 11.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (275,419) included 52.4% of the total population in 2000.

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 www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

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.