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Sangamon 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 17 30,114 153.37
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 21 11,440 58.27
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 17 9,361 47.68
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 25 7,339 37.38
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 13 6,468 32.94
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 19 4,001 20.38
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 3 2,805 14.29
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 10 2,488 12.67
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6 2,211 11.26
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 1,750 8.91
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 7 1,492 7.60
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 1,121 5.71
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2 1,092 5.56
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 5 971 4.95
General Association of General Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 900 4.58
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 846 4.31
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 3 802 4.08
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 800 4.07
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 746 3.80
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 3 665 3.39
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 6 662 3.37
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 2 600 3.06
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 560 2.85
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 4 452 2.30
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 5 414 2.11
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 359 1.83
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 349 1.78
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 316 1.61
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2 248 1.26
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 225 1.15
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 180 0.92
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 140 0.71
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 101 0.51
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 94 0.48
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 92 0.47
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 56 0.29
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 48 0.24
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 47 0.24
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 45 0.23
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 34 0.17
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1 34 0.17
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 30 0.15
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 22 0.11
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
Church of the Living God (Christian Workers for Fellowship) Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 196,343 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (92,520) included 47.1% 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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