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Carbondale-Marion, IL 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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 62 16,695 125.12
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 24 7,218 54.09
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 9 6,091 45.65
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 26 3,846 28.82
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 3 3,363 25.20
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 15 2,698 20.22
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 11 1,852 13.88
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 6 1,512 11.33
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 6 1,420 10.64
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 796 5.97
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 5 663 4.97
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 3 627 4.70
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 4 600 4.50
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 3 566 4.24
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 4 528 3.96
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 504 3.78
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 6 501 3.75
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 492 3.69
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5 427 3.20
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 389 2.92
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 375 2.81
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 252 1.89
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 200 1.50
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 160 1.20
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 160 1.20
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 148 1.11
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2 147 1.10
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 2 134 1.00
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 130 0.97
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 56 0.42
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 45 0.34
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 41 0.31
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 40 0.30
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 19 0.14
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 17 0.13
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 9 0.07
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Christadelphians Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Southern Illinois Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 9
Evangelical Lutheran Diocese of North America Evangelical Protestant 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 15

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this metro area was 133,435 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (52,721) included 39.5% 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

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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