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Ellis County, Kansas - 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 11 14,215 491.29
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 2 1,574 54.40
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 7 1,180 40.78
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 549 18.97
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 2 532 18.39
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 482 16.66
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 391 13.51
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 332 11.47
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 137 4.73
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 122 4.22
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 107 3.70
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 104 3.59
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 95 3.28
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2 73 2.52
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 68 2.35
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 47 1.62
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 41 1.42
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1 36 1.24
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 30 1.04
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 14 0.48
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 8 0.28
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 28,934 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (20,137) included 69.6% 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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