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Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY 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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 121 505,341 433.06
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 102 45,928 39.36
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 15 30,636 26.25
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 61 16,305 13.97
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 39 13,676 11.72
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 40 13,669 11.71
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 31 11,551 9.90
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 11 9,007 7.72
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 17 8,890 7.62
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 35 8,074 6.92
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 37 7,808 6.69
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 32 7,500 6.43
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 6,000 5.14
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 35 5,771 4.95
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 34 5,317 4.56
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 16 4,748 4.07
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 7 4,504 3.86
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 25 4,474 3.83
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 3 3,383 2.90
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 30 3,037 2.60
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 2,361 2.02
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 8 2,338 2.00
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 8 2,096 1.80
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 8 1,972 1.69
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 6 1,704 1.46
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 9 1,620 1.39
Reconstructionist Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 1,553 1.33
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 1,500 1.29
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 5 1,421 1.22
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 7 1,412 1.21
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 1,342 1.15
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 7 1,260 1.08
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 10 1,163 1.00
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 4 1,000 0.86
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 6 980 0.84
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 6 836 0.72
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 708 0.61
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 1 700 0.60
Eritrean Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 648 0.56
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 635 0.54
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 5 615 0.53
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 600 0.51
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American-Canadian Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 600 0.51
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 525 0.45
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 4 506 0.43
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 500 0.43
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 486 0.42
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5 431 0.37
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 360 0.31
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 3 293 0.25
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 8 287 0.25
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 278 0.24
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 1 275 0.24
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 4 255 0.22
General Association of General Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 250 0.21
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 250 0.21
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 250 0.21
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 220 0.19
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 200 0.17
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 175 0.15
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 168 0.14
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 160 0.14
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 160 0.14
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 102 0.09
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 100 0.09
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 95 0.08
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 82 0.07
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 72 0.06
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 64 0.05
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 41 0.04
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 37 0.03
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 37 0.03
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada, and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 30 0.03
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 20 0.02
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Christadelphians Other Christians Other Groups Family 2
Federation of Reformed Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Christian Congregation in North America Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Full Gospel Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Anglican Church in America Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
United Episcopal Church of North America Mainline Protestant 1
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 1
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
Twelve Tribes Evangelical Protestant 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 2
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 15
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
Free Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Jain Other Other Groups Family 1
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist Family 2
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 2
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 5
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Polish National Catholic Church of America Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 4
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 3
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 3
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 1,166,902 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (751,392) included 64.4% 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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