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Franklin 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 18 24,018 229.44
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 31 8,099 77.37
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 19 4,666 44.57
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 11 4,289 40.97
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 14 2,629 25.11
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 14 1,986 18.97
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 6 1,540 14.71
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 3 1,512 14.44
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 9 1,206 11.52
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 4 640 6.11
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 3 618 5.90
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 6 422 4.03
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 4 313 2.99
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 248 2.37
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 230 2.20
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 223 2.13
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 200 1.91
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 148 1.41
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 105 1.00
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 76 0.73
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 50 0.48
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 31 0.30
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 25 0.24
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 25 0.24
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 13 0.12
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 0 0.00
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 0 0.00
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 7
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 104,682 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (53,312) included 50.9% 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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