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Leake 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 39 8,210 385.90
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 7 1,054 49.54
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 10 861 40.47
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 683 32.10
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 528 24.82
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 2 320 15.04
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 292 13.73
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 236 11.09
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 202 9.49
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 161 7.57
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 83 3.90
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 76 3.57
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 76 3.57
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 76 3.57
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 42 1.97
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 22 1.03
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 18 0.85
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 21,275 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (12,940) included 60.8% 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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