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Dent 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 12 3,564 247.14
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 4 426 29.54
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 390 27.04
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2 305 21.15
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 3 290 20.11
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 3 284 19.69
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 242 16.78
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 210 14.56
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 171 11.86
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 152 10.54
Berea Amish Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 82 5.69
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 82 5.69
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 25 1.73
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 21 1.46
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 16 1.11
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 14,421 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (6,260) included 43.4% 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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