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Clay County, Missouri - 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 42 19,868 78.43
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 9 19,600 77.37
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 16 18,312 72.28
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 23 11,590 45.75
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 13 7,098 28.02
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 12 4,623 18.25
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 3,938 15.54
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 3 3,716 14.67
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 5 2,387 9.42
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 14 2,221 8.77
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 5 1,414 5.58
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 8 1,105 4.36
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 630 2.49
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 2 550 2.17
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 3 542 2.14
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 455 1.80
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 7 247 0.97
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1 239 0.94
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 225 0.89
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 212 0.84
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 180 0.71
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 180 0.71
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 177 0.70
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1 168 0.66
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 75 0.30
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 74 0.29
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 58 0.23
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 47 0.19
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 40 0.16
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 29 0.11
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 5 0.02
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Holy Catholic Church Anglican Rite Mainline Protestant 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 5
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 253,335 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (100,005) included 39.5% 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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