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Gainesville, FL 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 50 37,050 109.21
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 99 32,431 95.60
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 11 28,968 85.39
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 39 13,935 41.08
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 13 6,186 18.23
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 8 4,836 14.26
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 13 3,056 9.01
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 14 3,042 8.97
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 27 2,579 7.60
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 12 2,226 6.56
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 10 2,082 6.14
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 10 1,788 5.27
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 6 1,537 4.53
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 2 1,341 3.95
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 10 1,310 3.86
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 6 1,106 3.26
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 1,030 3.04
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 3 1,005 2.96
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 780 2.30
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 740 2.18
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 652 1.92
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 622 1.83
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 555 1.64
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 518 1.53
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 370 1.09
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 365 1.08
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 305 0.90
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 2 286 0.84
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 256 0.75
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 2 255 0.75
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 252 0.74
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 181 0.53
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 170 0.50
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 160 0.47
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 153 0.45
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 110 0.32
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 100 0.29
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 94 0.28
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 90 0.27
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 76 0.22
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1 49 0.14
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 47 0.14
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 30 0.09
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 20 0.06
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 10 0.03
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 0 0.00
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 1
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 3
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 12
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 339,247 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (152,754) included 45.0% 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 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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