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Jones 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 59 27,722 412.25
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 24 7,920 117.78
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 17 4,322 64.27
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 1,996 29.68
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 18 1,978 29.41
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 1,100 16.36
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 978 14.54
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 3 676 10.05
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 4 552 8.21
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 4 536 7.97
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 478 7.11
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 475 7.06
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 3 442 6.57
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 407 6.05
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 196 2.91
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 137 2.04
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 117 1.74
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 100 1.49
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 100 1.49
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 94 1.40
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 64 0.95
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 35 0.52
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 32 0.48
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 4 0.06
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 23
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 7
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 67,246 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (50,461) included 75.0% 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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