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Copiah County, Mississippi - 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 29 9,004 317.40
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 25 1,792 63.17
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 4 1,140 40.19
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 5 930 32.78
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 5 588 20.73
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2 438 15.44
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 435 15.33
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 3 416 14.66
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 2 324 11.42
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 160 5.64
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 153 5.39
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 80 2.82
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 76 2.68
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 69 2.43
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 40 1.41
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 18 0.63
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 14 0.49
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 3 0.11
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 0 0.00
Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 6
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 28,368 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (15,680) included 55.3% 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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