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Marion 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 17 3,573 125.26
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2 2,760 96.76
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 1,433 50.24
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 7 1,375 48.20
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 9 1,140 39.96
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 868 30.43
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 675 23.66
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 336 11.78
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 5 237 8.31
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 202 7.08
Apostolic Christian Church of America Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 200 7.01
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 6 171 5.99
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 154 5.40
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 151 5.29
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 150 5.26
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 104 3.65
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 75 2.63
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 57 2.00
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 34 1.19
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 2 0.07
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 1 0.04
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 28,525 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (13,698) included 48.0% 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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