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Lawrence 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 28 9,760 256.84
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 6 1,940 51.05
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 4 1,458 38.37
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 7 1,268 33.37
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 6 915 24.08
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 3 652 17.16
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 641 16.87
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2 588 15.47
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 4 418 11.00
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 5 417 10.97
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 8 404 10.63
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 309 8.13
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 283 7.45
Tampico Amish Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 242 6.37
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 149 3.92
Mennonite Christian Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 148 3.89
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 3 115 3.03
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 93 2.45
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 2 77 2.03
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 76 2.00
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 71 1.87
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 2 0.05
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 38,001 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (20,026) included 52.7% 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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