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Vernon 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 11 3,349 169.94
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 8 1,421 72.11
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 5 788 39.99
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 3 710 36.03
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 550 27.91
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 226 11.47
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 210 10.66
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 172 8.73
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 157 7.97
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 155 7.87
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 149 7.56
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 148 7.51
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 132 6.70
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 124 6.29
Hoover Old Order Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 95 4.82
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 74 3.76
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 70 3.55
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 47 2.38
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 32 1.62
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 25 1.27
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 1 0.05
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 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 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 19,707 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (8,635) included 43.8% 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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