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Jefferson 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 249 158,098 234.32
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 229 111,520 165.28
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 81 44,217 65.53
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 30 40,695 60.31
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 71 39,957 59.22
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 64 20,940 31.04
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 18 14,098 20.89
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 44 12,718 18.85
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 7 9,002 13.34
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 16 8,965 13.29
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 59 8,907 13.20
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 29 8,384 12.43
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 24 6,062 8.98
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 17 4,943 7.33
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 18 4,792 7.10
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 7 4,766 7.06
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 20 4,452 6.60
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 17 4,113 6.10
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 7 3,885 5.76
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 20 3,437 5.09
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 2,500 3.71
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 16 2,289 3.39
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 3 2,225 3.30
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 7 1,718 2.55
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 1,661 2.46
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 14 1,518 2.25
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 8 1,293 1.92
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 7 1,260 1.87
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 1,200 1.78
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 1,010 1.50
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 820 1.22
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7 810 1.20
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 790 1.17
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 9 790 1.17
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 568 0.84
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 500 0.74
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 4 484 0.72
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 3 422 0.63
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 1 392 0.58
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 375 0.56
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 351 0.52
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 4 308 0.46
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 2 291 0.43
Bible Way Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ World Wide, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 290 0.43
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 253 0.37
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 240 0.36
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 202 0.30
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 189 0.28
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 126 0.19
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 126 0.19
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 80 0.12
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 80 0.12
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 56 0.08
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 55 0.08
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 50 0.07
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 40 0.06
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 36 0.05
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 35 0.05
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (Covenanters) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 21 0.03
Bible Methodist Connection of Churches Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Every Nation Evangelical Protestant 1
Vanguard Presbytery Evangelical Protestant 1
Diocese of the Holy Cross Mainline Protestant 1
Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies Evangelical Protestant 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 1
Church of the Living God (Christian Workers for Fellowship) Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
Reformed Presbyterian Church Hanover Presbytery Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 2
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, Oregon Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 1
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 674,721 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (539,405) included 79.9% 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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