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Champaign-Urbana, 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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 16 24,867 111.74
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 22 13,990 62.87
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 35 8,220 36.94
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 4,604 20.69
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 12 4,481 20.14
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 3,600 16.18
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 8 3,142 14.12
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 9 2,927 13.15
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 5 2,520 11.32
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 6 2,262 10.16
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 10 1,805 8.11
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 12 1,489 6.69
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 5 1,180 5.30
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 1,121 5.04
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 816 3.67
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 800 3.59
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 4 786 3.53
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 770 3.46
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 3 769 3.46
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 3 652 2.93
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 518 2.33
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 5 514 2.31
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 1 494 2.22
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 6 463 2.08
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 428 1.92
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 416 1.87
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 4 311 1.40
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 300 1.35
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 3 292 1.31
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 278 1.25
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 270 1.21
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 4 237 1.06
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 3 237 1.06
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 210 0.94
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 200 0.90
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 195 0.88
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 160 0.72
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 152 0.68
Apostolic Christian Church of America Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 141 0.63
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 2 133 0.60
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 130 0.58
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 128 0.58
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 123 0.55
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 1 118 0.53
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 94 0.42
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 92 0.41
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 76 0.34
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 60 0.27
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 42 0.19
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 39 0.18
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 31 0.14
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 30 0.13
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 30 0.13
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 21 0.09
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 17 0.08
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 6
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Christadelphians Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 1
Brethren Church (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 222,538 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (87,781) included 39.4% 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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