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Panola 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 28 8,000 240.91
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 16 2,590 77.99
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 10 1,340 40.35
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 2 930 28.01
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 8 840 25.30
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 10 760 22.89
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 8 635 19.12
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 439 13.22
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2 396 11.92
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 270 8.13
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 233 7.02
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 156 4.70
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 112 3.37
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 69 2.08
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 51 1.54
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 19 0.57
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 2 0.06
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 33,208 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (16,842) included 50.7% 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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