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Multnomah 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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 41 132,460 162.44
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 94 43,254 53.04
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 17 9,418 11.55
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 38 9,032 11.08
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 18 7,540 9.25
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 19 6,906 8.47
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 21 4,916 6.03
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 35 4,477 5.49
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 7 4,344 5.33
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 14 3,943 4.84
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 20 3,288 4.03
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 18 3,232 3.96
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 2 2,940 3.61
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 19 2,864 3.51
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 11 2,840 3.48
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 9 2,626 3.22
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 11 2,512 3.08
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 2,319 2.84
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 9 2,252 2.76
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 7 2,179 2.67
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 8 2,160 2.65
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 9 2,060 2.53
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 1,800 2.21
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 10 1,758 2.16
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 14 1,661 2.04
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 9 1,620 1.99
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 4 1,489 1.83
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 7 1,440 1.77
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 6 1,317 1.62
Reconstructionist Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 1,269 1.56
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 3 1,125 1.38
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 3 1,056 1.30
Eritrean Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 990 1.21
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 7 962 1.18
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 3 956 1.17
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 10 909 1.11
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 895 1.10
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 6 870 1.07
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 730 0.90
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 630 0.77
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 3 615 0.75
Open Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 560 0.69
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 550 0.67
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 500 0.61
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 5 399 0.49
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 390 0.48
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 380 0.47
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 360 0.44
Independent Yearly Meetings of Friends Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 4 360 0.44
Syrian (Syriac) Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 300 0.37
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 267 0.33
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 233 0.29
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 230 0.28
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 224 0.27
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 192 0.24
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 187 0.23
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 150 0.18
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 125 0.15
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 120 0.15
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 107 0.13
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 105 0.13
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 1 100 0.12
Evangelical Friends Church International Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 97 0.12
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1 95 0.12
Unaffiliated Friends Meetings Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 88 0.11
Evangelical Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 88 0.11
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8 79 0.10
Apostolic Christian Church (Nazarene) - West Conference Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 78 0.10
Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 70 0.09
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 67 0.08
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 67 0.08
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 25 0.03
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 16 0.02
Independent Judaism Judaism 1 0 0.00
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 0 0.00
General Church of the New Jerusalem Other Christians Spiritualist Family 1
Every Nation Evangelical Protestant 1
Unification Church Other Other Groups Family 1
Anglican Church in America Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Anglican Province of Christ the King Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 8
Church of the Living God (Christian Workers for Fellowship) Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Vedanta Society Other Other Groups Family 1
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
Catholic Apostolic Church in North America Mainline Protestant 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, Oregon Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 7
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 2
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 2
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Jain Other Other Groups Family 1
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 5
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 815,428 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (286,263) included 35.1% 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 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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