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Anchorage, AK Metro Area - Metro Area 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 97 43,256 108.59
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 40 20,360 51.11
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 18 19,478 48.90
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 60 10,639 26.71
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 34 4,735 11.89
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 5 4,469 11.22
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 16 3,986 10.01
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 11 3,488 8.76
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 14 2,892 7.26
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 11 2,733 6.86
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 6 2,728 6.85
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 12 2,489 6.25
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 7 2,256 5.66
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5 2,061 5.17
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7 1,682 4.22
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 6 1,498 3.76
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 8 1,358 3.41
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 9 1,286 3.23
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 1,270 3.19
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 9 1,019 2.56
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 5 910 2.28
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 613 1.54
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 3 599 1.50
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 7 528 1.33
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 464 1.16
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 440 1.10
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 438 1.10
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 2 400 1.00
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 2 362 0.91
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 360 0.90
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 6 335 0.84
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 311 0.78
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 2 309 0.78
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 300 0.75
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 3 243 0.61
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 225 0.56
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 218 0.55
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 202 0.51
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 185 0.46
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 177 0.44
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 1 160 0.40
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 154 0.39
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 150 0.38
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 150 0.38
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 131 0.33
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 54 0.14
Bethel Fellowship Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 47 0.12
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 45 0.11
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 40 0.10
Evangelical Friends Church International Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 27 0.07
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 20 0.05
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 20 0.05
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 19 0.05
Unaffiliated Conservative Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 18 0.05
Weaverland Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 0 3 0.01
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 0 0.00
Open Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 0 0.00
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Syriac-Greek Antiochian Orthodox Catholic Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
Unification Church Other Other Groups Family 1
Old Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant 1
Laestadian Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 1
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 2
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 4
Moravian Church in America (Unitas Fratrum), Alaska Province Mainline Protestant 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 3
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 metro area was 398,328 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (142,340) included 35.7% 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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