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Effingham County, Illinois - 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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 9 7,385 213.02
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 7 4,029 116.22
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 8 3,044 87.80
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 9 1,707 49.24
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 9 1,480 42.69
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 5 750 21.63
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 336 9.69
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 240 6.92
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 2 204 5.88
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 191 5.51
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 170 4.90
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 2 124 3.58
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 99 2.86
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 96 2.77
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 72 2.08
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 17 0.49
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 3 0.09
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 34,668 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (19,947) included 57.5% 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

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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