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DeKalb County, Alabama - County Membership Report (2020)

Exact definitions of "congregations" and "adherents" vary by religious body. Congregations may be parishes, churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, or another site where a religious body has regularly scheduled worship services. Adherents generally are members, children who are not members, and others who are not members but are considered participants in the congregation.

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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 82 25,803 360.34
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 5,787 80.81
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 18 3,280 45.80
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 33 3,001 41.91
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 19 2,018 28.18
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 1,275 17.81
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 5 769 10.74
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 3 616 8.60
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 9 509 7.11
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 507 7.08
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 450 6.28
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 380 5.31
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 273 3.81
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2 169 2.36
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 114 1.59
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 92 1.28
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 80 1.12
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 75 1.05
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 47 0.66
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 15 0.21
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 6 0.08
United Episcopal Church of North America Mainline Protestant 1
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 2
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 71,608 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (45,266) included 63.2% of the total population in 2020. The adherence rate is the number of adherents of a given group per 1,000 people in the general population.

Note that data collection methods for religious bodies change over time, affecting the comparability of statistics. For further information, see the U.S. Religion Census website at

The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 372 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 155.

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