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Jackson 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 13 5,058 95.48
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 18 4,005 75.60
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 3 3,363 63.48
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 3 1,540 29.07
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 7 1,452 27.41
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 5 1,334 25.18
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 5 1,275 24.07
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 5 1,159 21.88
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 6 1,122 21.18
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 4 529 9.99
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 504 9.51
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 280 5.29
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 277 5.23
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 276 5.21
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 262 4.95
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 214 4.04
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 200 3.78
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 2 186 3.51
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 174 3.28
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 160 3.02
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 160 3.02
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 150 2.83
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 150 2.83
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 148 2.79
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 134 2.53
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 130 2.45
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 45 0.85
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 42 0.79
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 19 0.36
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 17 0.32
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 11 0.21
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 9 0.17
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
Southern Illinois Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 6
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 52,974 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (24,385) included 46.0% 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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