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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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 25 7,877 13.9
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 18 2,773 4.9
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 662 1.2
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 135 0.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 19 2,019 3.6
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 267 0.5
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 14 0.0
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 21 17,822 31.4
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 8 750 1.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 50 0.1
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 20 3,719 6.6
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness 27 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 739 1.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 2,786 4.9
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 34 5,901 10.4
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 208 0.4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 8 3,845 6.8
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 946 1.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 31 5,106 9.0
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 187 0.3
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 1,228 2.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 17 6,945 12.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 466 0.8
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,374 2.4
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 8 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 370 0.7
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 1,742 3.1
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 25 0.0
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 2 950 1.7
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 9 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 713 1.3
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 13 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 722 1.3
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 30 0.1
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 4 1,424 2.5
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 67 0.1
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 54 23,038 40.6
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 15 2,757 4.9
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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97 41,674 73.5
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 0.3
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 326 0.6
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,246 2.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 28 8,316 14.7
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 567 1.0
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 578 1.0
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 283 0.5
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 8 2,855 5.0
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 264 160,164 282.4
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 77 0.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 420 0.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 128 44,184 77.9
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 24 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 143 0.3
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 81 0.1
Totals: 971 358,730  

The population of the Jackson, MS, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 567,122 in 2010; in 2000 it was 525,346. The total population changed 8.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (358,730) included 63.3% of the total population in 2010.

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.