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Pearl River 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 37 19,618 349.42
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 7 4,130 73.56
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2 3,891 69.30
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 11 2,544 45.31
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 7 1,714 30.53
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 652 11.61
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 500 8.91
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 478 8.51
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 360 6.41
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 2 330 5.88
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 255 4.54
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 230 4.10
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 185 3.30
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 137 2.44
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 100 1.78
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 100 1.78
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 45 0.80
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 40 0.71
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 24 0.43
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 22 0.39
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 5 0.09
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 11
Anglican Church in America Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 56,145 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (35,360) included 63.0% 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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