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Mississippi

Religious Traditions, 2010

1,168,450 182,556 244,121 975 112,488 34,326 1,224,381
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
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 96 0.0
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 50 12,531 4.9
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 471 0.2
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 72 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 174 20,189 7.8
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 666 0.3
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 185 39,295 15.3
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 324,272 126.0
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 156 94,948 36.9
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 58 0.0
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 224 0.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 53 5,534 2.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 30 4,259 1.7
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 10 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 57 3,300 1.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 127 14,758 5.7
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 1,102 0.4
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 72 3,113 1.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 42 10,417 4.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 51 5,906 2.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 378 40,533 15.8
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 90 0.0
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 19 1,660 0.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 86 20,554 8.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 17 2,264 0.9
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 90 0.0
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 1,106 0.4
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 409 0.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 2,150 0.8
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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12 6,550 2.5
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 17 1,499 0.6
Interstate & Foreign Landmark Missionary Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 85 12,055 4.7
Jewish Other Judaism 18 2,466 1.0
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 29 4,183 1.6
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 13 729 0.3
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 59 6,214 2.4
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 1,072 0.4
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 138 19,866 7.7
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 127 18,659 7.3
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 43 2,686 1.0
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 14 1,378 0.5
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 40 0.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 59 7,801 3.0
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1,977 869,942 338.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 4 128 0.0
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 47 0.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1,270 240,325 93.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 295 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 47 0.0
Totals: 5,433 1,806,049  

The population of Mississippi was 2,573,216 in 1990; in 1980 it was 2,520,638. The total population changed 2.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,806,049) included 70.2% 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 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.