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Rankin 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 57 51,756 329.59
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 24 8,460 53.87
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 27 7,795 49.64
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 14 2,890 18.40
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2 2,806 17.87
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7 1,869 11.90
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 4 1,658 10.56
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2 1,130 7.20
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 4 902 5.74
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 787 5.01
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 1 700 4.46
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 660 4.20
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 3 436 2.78
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 432 2.75
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 403 2.57
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6 402 2.56
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2 392 2.50
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 4 290 1.85
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 202 1.29
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 180 1.15
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 178 1.13
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 174 1.11
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 150 0.96
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 82 0.52
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 69 0.44
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 61 0.39
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 12 0.08
Reformed Baptist Network Evangelical Protestant 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Christadelphians Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 157,031 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (84,876) included 54.1% 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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