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Malheur County, Oregon - 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
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 12 5,112 161.92
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 7 3,777 119.64
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 1,250 39.59
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 7 950 30.09
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 714 22.62
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 2 556 17.61
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 3 446 14.13
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 392 12.42
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 215 6.81
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 3 211 6.68
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 206 6.52
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2 191 6.05
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 165 5.23
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 135 4.28
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 118 3.74
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 100 3.17
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 80 2.53
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 2 74 2.34
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 63 2.00
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 50 1.58
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 26 0.82
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 0 0.00
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 31,571 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (14,831) included 47.0% 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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