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Bellingham, WA 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 39 48,630 214.37
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 8 16,069 70.84
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 11 5,775 25.46
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 5,160 22.75
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 12 2,464 10.86
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 12 2,414 10.64
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 11 2,062 9.09
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 16 1,888 8.32
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 1,750 7.71
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 1,036 4.57
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 3 916 4.04
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 6 882 3.89
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 793 3.50
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 4 761 3.35
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 5 737 3.25
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 702 3.09
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 680 3.00
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2 679 2.99
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 623 2.75
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 6 502 2.21
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 480 2.12
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 2 478 2.11
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 388 1.71
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 2 386 1.70
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 3 359 1.58
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 3 333 1.47
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 2 326 1.44
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 267 1.18
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 3 257 1.13
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 2 244 1.08
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 156 0.69
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 2 148 0.65
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 125 0.55
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 115 0.51
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 108 0.48
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 107 0.47
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 103 0.45
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 88 0.39
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 64 0.28
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 60 0.26
Independent Yearly Meetings of Friends Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 28 0.12
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Canadian and American Reformed Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 2
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4
Unification Church Other Other Groups Family 1
Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 2
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2
Chabad Judaism Judaism 1
Christadelphians Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 226,847 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (99,143) included 43.7% 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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