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Independence 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 25 8,764 231.01
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 8 7,460 196.64
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 11 2,386 62.89
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 13 2,276 59.99
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 17 1,528 40.28
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6 1,349 35.56
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 775 20.43
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 6 635 16.74
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 486 12.81
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 4 470 12.39
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 3 440 11.60
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 229 6.04
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 196 5.17
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 165 4.35
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 161 4.24
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 159 4.19
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 101 2.66
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 76 2.00
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 73 1.92
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 6 0.16
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 1
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 6
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 37,938 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (27,735) included 73.1% 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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