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Mercer County, Kentucky - 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 20 8,174 361.03
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 6 1,601 70.71
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 4 1,000 44.17
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 661 29.19
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 6 615 27.16
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 4 545 24.07
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 4 300 13.25
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 240 10.60
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 196 8.66
Mennonite Christian Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 132 5.83
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 130 5.74
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 113 4.99
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 112 4.95
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 83 3.67
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 18 0.80
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 22,641 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (13,920) included 61.5% 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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