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Wayne 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 25 8,031 406.04
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 18 1,211 61.23
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 11 817 41.31
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 6 423 21.39
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 419 21.18
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 350 17.70
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 180 9.10
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 152 7.68
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 98 4.95
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 89 4.50
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 89 4.50
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 63 3.19
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 50 2.53
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 1 0.05
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 3
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 19,779 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (11,973) included 60.5% 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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