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Washington 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 37 11,819 259.97
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 16 3,398 74.74
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2 2,387 52.50
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 9 1,450 31.89
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 12 1,444 31.76
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 5 1,306 28.73
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 660 14.52
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 490 10.78
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 395 8.69
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 2 300 6.60
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 202 4.44
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 133 2.93
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 127 2.79
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 80 1.76
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 72 1.58
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 71 1.56
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 65 1.43
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 24 0.53
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 6
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 45,463 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (24,423) included 53.7% 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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