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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 % Change
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +112 -9,056 -1.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +19 +879 +3.8%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +18 +3,482 +55.1%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +5 +322 +20.2%
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist +4 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +3 --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness +3 -519 -9.5%
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +2 -10 -1.3%
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +2 +44 +3.7%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +2 -227 -6.7%
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups +2 +1,093 +27.9%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +1 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints +1 +8,225 +63.3%
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +1 +30 +24.8%
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 +1,246 +61.7%
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +1 +104 +108.3%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal +1 +41 +18.0%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 +372 +775.0%
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -272 -45.9%
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -103 -100.0%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 +11 +550.0%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -70 -13.3%
Sikh Other Other Groups +0 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 -19 -19.0%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +0 -28 -73.7%
Bahá'í Other Other Groups -1 +5 +0.6%
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints -1 -83 -7.1%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran -1 -620 -27.2%
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -1 -283 -67.7%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -1 +54 +10.8%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -1 +414 +41.4%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -1 -337 -1.8%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness -1 +69 +2.6%
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -1 -190 -54.0%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist -2 -270 -59.1%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement -2 -342 -5.7%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement -2 -1,255 -31.0%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -3 +1,871 +9.6%
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -3 +237 +16.3%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism -5 -1,885 -8.9%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist -5 -939 -20.5%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness -6 -183 -5.4%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism -9 -3,272 -2.8%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -9 -321 -12.4%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement -9 -1,230 -2.8%
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist -10 -1,572 -28.7%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -17 -4,777 -27.1%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -90 -36,411 -15.1%
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
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 --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: -2 -45,775 -3%

The population of Mississippi was 2,967,297 in 2010; in 2000 it was 2,844,658. The total population changed 4.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,742,916) included 58.7% of the total population in 2010.

The population of Mississippi was 2,844,658 in 2000; in 1990 it was 2,573,216. The total population changed 10.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,554,483) included 54.6% of the total population in 2000.

* 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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