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Ford 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
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 4 1,490 110.09
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 4 1,424 105.22
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 5 1,359 100.41
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 4 681 50.32
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1 219 16.18
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 187 13.82
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 181 13.37
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 155 11.45
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 150 11.08
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 102 7.54
Apostolic Christian Faith Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 100 7.39
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 74 5.47
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 58 4.29
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 47 3.47
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 44 3.25
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 18 1.33
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 3 0.22
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 0 0.00
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 13,534 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (6,292) included 46.5% 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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