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Kent County, Rhode Island - 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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 21 60,152 353.08
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 13 5,410 31.76
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 10 2,006 11.77
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 5 1,621 9.51
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 5 1,614 9.47
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 4 1,521 8.93
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2 1,242 7.29
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 3 554 3.25
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 469 2.75
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 448 2.63
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 412 2.42
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 311 1.83
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1 277 1.63
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 238 1.40
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 197 1.16
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 97 0.57
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 2 84 0.49
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 60 0.35
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 57 0.33
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 39 0.23
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 37 0.22
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 20 0.12
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 1
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 5
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 2
Presbyterian Reformed Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 1
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 170,363 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (76,866) included 45.1% 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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