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Desha County, Arkansas - 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 16 3,526 309.43
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 5 1,096 96.18
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 6 737 64.68
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 8 520 45.63
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 314 27.56
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 226 19.83
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 225 19.75
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 202 17.73
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 3 170 14.92
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 150 13.16
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 132 11.58
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2 112 9.83
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 94 8.25
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 60 5.27
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 34 2.98
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 0 0.00
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 11,395 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (7,598) included 66.7% 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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