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Lafayette 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 15 6,636 201.19
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 8 3,919 118.82
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 5 1,535 46.54
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 10 1,479 44.84
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2 1,176 35.65
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 6 904 27.41
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 3 838 25.41
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 3 458 13.89
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 377 11.43
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 284 8.61
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 3 196 5.94
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 196 5.94
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 147 4.46
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 6 136 4.12
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 74 2.24
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 66 2.00
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 9 0.27
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 32,984 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (18,430) included 55.9% 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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