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Lee 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 53 25,117 301.37
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 12 5,520 66.23
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 25 5,066 60.78
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 11 2,061 24.73
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 9 1,982 23.78
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 10 1,520 18.24
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 1,305 15.66
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 839 10.07
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 4 673 8.08
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 605 7.26
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 522 6.26
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 472 5.66
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 2 448 5.38
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 410 4.92
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 283 3.40
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 204 2.45
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 202 2.42
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 202 2.42
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 200 2.40
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 3 141 1.69
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 135 1.62
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 130 1.56
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 126 1.51
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 82 0.98
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 79 0.95
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 46 0.55
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 40 0.48
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 1 0.01
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 7
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 1
Church of the Living God, the Pillar and Ground of the Truth, Inc. [Lewis Dominion] Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 83,343 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (48,411) included 58.1% 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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