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Shelby 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 73 39,220 175.86
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 34 14,710 65.96
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 21 13,091 58.70
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 7,744 34.72
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 6 4,587 20.57
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 9 3,123 14.00
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 18 2,323 10.42
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 3 1,659 7.44
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 8 1,620 7.26
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 1,286 5.77
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 5 1,216 5.45
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 4 1,214 5.44
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 1,204 5.40
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7 1,172 5.26
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 913 4.09
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 4 480 2.15
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 3 395 1.77
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 364 1.63
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 1 300 1.35
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 268 1.20
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 258 1.16
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 254 1.14
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 226 1.01
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 201 0.90
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 192 0.86
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 127 0.57
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 62 0.28
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 35 0.16
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 18 0.08
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 0 0.00
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 1
Anglican Province of Christ the King Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 1
International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 223,024 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (98,262) included 44.1% 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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