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Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 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 81 36,441 241.67
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 29 17,360 115.13
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 95 16,484 109.32
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 37 7,047 46.73
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 17 3,140 20.82
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 3 2,672 17.72
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 9 1,492 9.89
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 5 1,340 8.89
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 6 1,170 7.76
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 11 982 6.51
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 3 859 5.70
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 4 758 5.03
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 7 688 4.56
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 5 578 3.83
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 564 3.74
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 563 3.73
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 553 3.67
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 523 3.47
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 471 3.12
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 456 3.02
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5 360 2.39
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 312 2.07
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 310 2.06
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 3 221 1.47
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 220 1.46
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 206 1.37
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 199 1.32
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 126 0.84
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 94 0.62
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 68 0.45
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 60 0.40
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 58 0.38
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 50 0.33
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 42 0.28
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 23 0.15
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 19 0.13
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 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 150,791 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (96,509) included 64.0% 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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