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Benton 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 4,169 214.96
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 7 1,512 77.96
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 5 880 45.37
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 3 653 33.67
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 2 630 32.48
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2 250 12.89
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 192 9.90
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 160 8.25
Unaffiliated Amish-Mennonite (Conservative) Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 155 7.99
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 115 5.93
Unaffiliated Conservative Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 102 5.26
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 94 4.85
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 79 4.07
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 62 3.20
Twelve Tribes Evangelical Protestant 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 19,394 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (9,053) included 46.7% 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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