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Highlands County, Florida - 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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 4 16,290 160.91
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 22 12,470 123.18
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 23 7,277 71.88
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 7 3,074 30.36
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 7 2,233 22.06
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2 1,284 12.68
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 2 1,079 10.66
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 5 1,078 10.65
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8 825 8.15
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 3 753 7.44
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 601 5.94
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 580 5.73
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 6 511 5.05
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 3 454 4.48
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 402 3.97
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 396 3.91
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 3 370 3.65
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 358 3.54
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 338 3.34
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 241 2.38
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 3 167 1.65
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 2 160 1.58
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 150 1.48
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1 147 1.45
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 140 1.38
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 2 127 1.25
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 126 1.24
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 113 1.12
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 108 1.07
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 80 0.79
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 78 0.77
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 55 0.54
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 47 0.46
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 36 0.36
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 35 0.35
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 22 0.22
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 101,235 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (52,205) included 51.6% 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 https://www.usreligioncensus.org/.

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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