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Washington County (Mississippi)

Religious Traditions, 2010

19,793 7,900 2,938 1,893 669 17,944
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant 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 19 15,830 218.82
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 4,037 55.80
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 4 4,152 57.39
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 773 10.69
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 1,003 13.86
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,296 17.91
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 570 7.88
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 505 6.98
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 405 5.60
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 488 6.75
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 191 2.64
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 91 1.26
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 227 3.14
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 80 1.11
Jewish Other Judaism 1 411 5.68
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 123 1.70
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 356 4.92
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 0 0 0.00
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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0 0 0.00
Interstate & Foreign Landmark Missionary Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Totals: 65 30,538  

The population of Washington County, Mississippi was 72,344 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (30,538) included 42.2% of the total population in 1980.

* 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.


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