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Kansas City, MO-KS 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 113 248,301 113.27
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 330 151,522 69.12
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 327 136,010 62.05
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 161 96,346 43.95
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 64 36,065 16.45
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 96 33,988 15.51
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 65 28,080 12.81
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 58 27,212 12.41
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 19 21,057 9.61
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 66 16,706 7.62
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 98 15,472 7.06
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 56 14,586 6.65
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 54 14,064 6.42
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 33 12,780 5.83
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 51 12,336 5.63
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 37 12,280 5.60
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 48 10,222 4.66
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 34 8,730 3.98
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 73 8,644 3.94
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 21 8,302 3.79
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 27 7,674 3.50
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 27 6,815 3.11
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 8 6,028 2.75
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 2 5,231 2.39
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 3 4,919 2.24
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7 4,762 2.17
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 6 4,704 2.15
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 4,000 1.82
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 15 3,375 1.54
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 8 2,831 1.29
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 10 2,570 1.17
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 10 2,326 1.06
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 7 2,238 1.02
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 2,100 0.96
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 2 2,028 0.93
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 12 1,964 0.90
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 7 1,820 0.83
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 6 1,473 0.67
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 3 1,234 0.56
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 5 1,226 0.56
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 9 1,198 0.55
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 5 1,133 0.52
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 968 0.44
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 9 877 0.40
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 11 869 0.40
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 6 826 0.38
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 800 0.36
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 3 640 0.29
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 608 0.28
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8 578 0.26
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 525 0.24
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 449 0.20
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 7 405 0.18
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 403 0.18
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 275 0.13
Hoover Old Order Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 247 0.11
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 222 0.10
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (Covenanters) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 207 0.09
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 195 0.09
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 193 0.09
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 165 0.08
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 155 0.07
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 4 154 0.07
Mennonite Christian Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 135 0.06
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 134 0.06
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 126 0.06
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1 124 0.06
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 110 0.05
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 103 0.05
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 100 0.05
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 100 0.05
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 91 0.04
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 83 0.04
Dunkard Brethren Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 77 0.04
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 67 0.03
Apostolic Christian Church of America Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 65 0.03
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6 60 0.03
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 60 0.03
Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 53 0.02
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 42 0.02
Church of God General Conference (Abrahamic Faith, McDonough, GA) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 38 0.02
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 36 0.02
Independent Lutheran Diocese Evangelical Protestant 1 25 0.01
Malankara Mar Thoma Church Other Christians Other Groups Family 1 15 0.01
Weaverland Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 0 3 0.00
General Church of the New Jerusalem Other Christians Spiritualist Family 1
Holiness Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4
Christadelphians Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Vedanta Society Other Other Groups Family 1
American Ethical Union Other Liberal Family 1
Church of the Living God (Christian Workers for Fellowship) Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant 3
Sovereign Grace Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Evangelical Lutheran Diocese of North America Evangelical Protestant 1
Anglican Church in America Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2
Holy Catholic Church Anglican Rite Mainline Protestant 1
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 1
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 3
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 3
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 4
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 8
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 3
Church of God of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 22
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 51
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 14
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 12
Fire Baptized Holiness Church (Wesleyan) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Free Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Jain Other Other Groups Family 1
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 9
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 2
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 10
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 3
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 22
Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America Other Other Groups Family 1
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 3
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 2,192,035 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (995,760) included 45.4% 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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