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Shelby County, Texas - 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 17 6,328 263.43
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 8 1,624 67.60
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 10 919 38.26
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 6 790 32.89
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2 659 27.43
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 9 568 23.64
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 2 540 22.48
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 5 538 22.40
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 337 14.03
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 238 9.91
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 226 9.41
Unaffiliated Conservative Mennonite (Grandview fellowship) Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 35 1.46
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 17 0.71
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 16 0.67
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 14 0.58
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 4 0.17
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 2 0 0.00
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 7
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 24,022 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (12,853) included 53.5% 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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