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Scott 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 21 6,490 170.52
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 7 5,882 154.55
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 7 2,134 56.07
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 10 1,780 46.77
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 5 711 18.68
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 550 14.45
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 378 9.93
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 350 9.20
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 350 9.20
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 336 8.83
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 2 297 7.80
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 231 6.07
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 216 5.68
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 153 4.02
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 140 3.68
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 121 3.18
General Association of General Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 110 2.89
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 110 2.89
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 76 2.00
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 71 1.87
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 60 1.58
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 58 1.52
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 44 1.16
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 1 0.03
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 38,059 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (20,649) included 54.3% 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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