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Saline 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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 29 9,378 394.56
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 6 860 36.18
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 7 842 35.43
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2 400 16.83
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 352 14.81
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 279 11.74
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 250 10.52
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 210 8.84
General Association of General Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 180 7.57
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 152 6.40
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 148 6.23
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 138 5.81
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 122 5.13
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 113 4.75
Midwest Beachy Amish Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 111 4.67
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 94 3.95
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 70 2.95
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 40 1.68
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 37 1.56
Church of God General Conference (Abrahamic Faith, McDonough, GA) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 37 1.56
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference of the United States and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 26 1.09
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 8 0.34
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 1 0.04
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 23,768 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (13,848) included 58.3% 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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