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Bates County, Missouri - 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 11 2,729 170.12
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 7 1,098 68.45
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 9 1,014 63.21
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 2 612 38.15
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 299 18.64
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 252 15.71
Hoover Old Order Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 247 15.40
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 195 12.16
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 3 173 10.78
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2 130 8.10
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 122 7.61
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 1 60 3.74
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 54 3.37
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 36 2.24
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 23 1.43
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 2 0.12
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 16,042 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (7,046) included 43.9% 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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