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Union 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 43 16,630 598.70
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 16 3,019 108.69
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 680 24.48
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 2 500 18.00
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 5 478 17.21
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 271 9.76
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 264 9.50
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 259 9.32
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 250 9.00
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 236 8.50
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 217 7.81
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 76 2.74
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 76 2.74
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 46 1.66
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 27 0.97
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 27,777 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (23,029) included 82.9% 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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