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Cape Girardeau 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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 4 9,694 118.64
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 17 7,473 91.46
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 21 7,365 90.14
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 13 7,024 85.96
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 6 6,090 74.53
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6 4,848 59.33
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 4 884 10.82
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 4 624 7.64
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 5 500 6.12
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 462 5.65
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 347 4.25
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 337 4.12
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 330 4.04
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 300 3.67
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 261 3.19
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 220 2.69
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 210 2.57
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 180 2.20
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 142 1.74
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 106 1.30
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 105 1.29
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 100 1.22
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 73 0.89
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 60 0.73
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 27 0.33
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 11 0.13
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 0 0.00
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 2
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 81,710 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (47,773) included 58.5% 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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