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Van Buren 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 19 3,110 196.89
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 8 1,670 105.72
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 4 655 41.47
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 11 635 40.20
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 4 576 36.46
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2 371 23.49
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 222 14.05
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 221 13.99
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 176 11.14
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 166 10.51
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 150 9.50
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 92 5.82
General Association of General Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 90 5.70
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 90 5.70
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 79 5.00
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 65 4.11
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 1 0.06
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Christadelphians Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 15,796 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (8,369) included 53.0% 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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