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Lee County, Iowa - 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 6 5,411 161.26
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 2 1,570 46.79
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 8 1,063 31.68
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 5 1,040 30.99
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2 918 27.36
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 4 670 19.97
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1 529 15.77
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 464 13.83
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 395 11.77
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 371 11.06
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 320 9.54
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 276 8.23
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 2 271 8.08
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 169 5.04
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 152 4.53
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2 147 4.38
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 134 3.99
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 103 3.07
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 100 2.98
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 29 0.86
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 25 0.75
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 20 0.60
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 8 0.24
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 33,555 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (14,185) included 42.3% 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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