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Hughes County, South Dakota - 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 2 2,815 158.46
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 1,956 110.10
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 8 1,806 101.66
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 2 1,600 90.06
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 4 694 39.07
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 434 24.43
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 369 20.77
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 365 20.55
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 276 15.54
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 2 235 13.23
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 208 11.71
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 152 8.56
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 137 7.71
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 107 6.02
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 96 5.40
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 79 4.45
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 73 4.11
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 26 1.46
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 18 1.01
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 0 0.00
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 17,765 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (11,446) included 64.4% 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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