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Columbus, MS Micro Area - Metro Area 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 28 16,506 280.34
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 23 11,600 197.01
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 12 4,440 75.41
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 16 3,667 62.28
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 4 2,310 39.23
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 1,800 30.57
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 11 1,767 30.01
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 8 1,480 25.14
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 1,083 18.39
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 10 1,000 16.98
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 480 8.15
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 480 8.15
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 478 8.12
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2 447 7.59
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 326 5.54
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 278 4.72
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 272 4.62
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 230 3.91
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 222 3.77
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 139 2.36
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 106 1.80
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 100 1.70
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2 84 1.43
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 70 1.19
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 68 1.15
Biblical Mennonite Alliance Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 63 1.07
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 60 1.02
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 32 0.54
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 12 0.20
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 2 0.03
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Anglican Catholic Church Other Christians Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 58,879 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (49,602) included 84.2% 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 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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