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Anchorage Municipality, Alaska - 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
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 65 33,276 114.25
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 11 16,758 57.54
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 25 12,725 43.69
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 42 7,048 24.20
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 5 4,469 15.34
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 27 4,327 14.86
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 9 3,012 10.34
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 12 2,958 10.16
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 11 2,499 8.58
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 4 2,414 8.29
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 5 1,956 6.72
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 8 1,759 6.04
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 1,582 5.43
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 1,270 4.36
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 6 1,180 4.05
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 8 1,168 4.01
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 1,146 3.93
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 5 988 3.39
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 4 853 2.93
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 4 771 2.65
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 7 704 2.42
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 613 2.10
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 3 599 2.06
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 464 1.59
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 6 430 1.48
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 2 400 1.37
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 311 1.07
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 2 309 1.06
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 300 1.03
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 300 1.03
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 280 0.96
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 277 0.95
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 4 252 0.87
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 3 243 0.83
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 225 0.77
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 218 0.75
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 202 0.69
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 185 0.64
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 177 0.61
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 1 160 0.55
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 154 0.53
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 150 0.52
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 150 0.52
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 131 0.45
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 54 0.19
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 40 0.14
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 30 0.10
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 30 0.10
Evangelical Friends Church International Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 27 0.09
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 20 0.07
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 20 0.07
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 19 0.07
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 0 0.00
Chabad Judaism Judaism 1
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 4
Moravian Church in America (Unitas Fratrum), Alaska Province Mainline Protestant 1
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 2
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 1
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4
Syriac-Greek Antiochian Orthodox Catholic Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1
Unification Church Other Other Groups Family 1
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 291,247 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (109,633) included 37.6% 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 https://www.usreligioncensus.org/.

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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