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Jackson County, Mississippi - 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 43 24,607 171.77
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 29 12,360 86.28
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 10 8,292 57.88
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 25 7,133 49.79
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 19 5,994 41.84
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 10 1,584 11.06
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 3 1,200 8.38
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2 1,130 7.89
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 10 1,102 7.69
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 5 1,086 7.58
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 870 6.07
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 800 5.58
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 676 4.72
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 422 2.95
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 347 2.42
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 300 2.09
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 272 1.90
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 226 1.58
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2 215 1.50
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 152 1.06
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 124 0.87
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 104 0.73
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 80 0.56
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 2 42 0.29
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 38 0.27
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 29 0.20
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 27 0.19
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 24 0.17
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 16 0.11
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 4
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 6
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Church of the Living God (Christian Workers for Fellowship) Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 143,252 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (69,252) included 48.3% 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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