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De Soto Parish, Louisiana - 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 30 7,138 266.22
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 16 2,600 96.97
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 12 1,282 47.81
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2 1,177 43.90
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 593 22.12
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 3 396 14.77
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 374 13.95
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 308 11.49
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 280 10.44
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 202 7.53
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 4 194 7.24
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 177 6.60
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 160 5.97
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 126 4.70
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 118 4.40
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 99 3.69
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 35 1.31
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 26 0.97
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 26,812 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (15,285) included 57.0% 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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