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Lancaster, PA 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 106 70,682 127.82
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 19 49,653 89.79
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 205 28,172 50.95
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 71 20,909 37.81
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 43 16,147 29.20
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 24 7,093 12.83
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 23 5,122 9.26
Weaverland Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 13 4,912 8.88
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 16 4,894 8.85
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 13 4,024 7.28
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 8 3,360 6.08
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 16 3,295 5.96
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 7 3,173 5.74
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 6 3,102 5.61
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 11 2,432 4.40
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 3 2,331 4.22
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 10 2,093 3.78
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 16 1,883 3.41
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 13 1,745 3.16
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 1,720 3.11
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 10 1,682 3.04
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 1,633 2.95
Mid-Atlantic Mennonite Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 8 1,333 2.41
Biblical Mennonite Alliance Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 10 1,320 2.39
Keystone Mennonite Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 9 1,238 2.24
Moravian Church in America (Unitas Fratrum), Northern Province Mainline Protestant 2 994 1.80
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5 985 1.78
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 980 1.77
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 4 943 1.71
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 5 926 1.67
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 918 1.66
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 900 1.63
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 871 1.58
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 3 752 1.36
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 3 498 0.90
Stauffer Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 481 0.87
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 428 0.77
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 5 422 0.76
Agape Christian Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 405 0.73
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 370 0.67
Maranatha Amish Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 370 0.67
Unaffiliated Amish-Mennonite (Spring Garden network) Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 362 0.65
United Zion Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 5 351 0.63
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 329 0.59
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 3 317 0.57
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 312 0.56
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 308 0.56
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 300 0.54
Reidenbach Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 297 0.54
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 270 0.49
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 243 0.44
Pilgrim Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 229 0.41
Hope Mennonite Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 215 0.39
Old Order Yorker River Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 214 0.39
Anabaptist Disciples of Christ Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 189 0.34
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 180 0.33
Appalachian Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 179 0.32
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 178 0.32
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 1 177 0.32
Dunkard Brethren Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 145 0.26
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 130 0.24
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 125 0.23
Nationwide Fellowship Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 114 0.21
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 109 0.20
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 100 0.18
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 96 0.17
Unaffiliated Amish-Mennonite (Conservative) Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 70 0.13
Stauffer Mennonite (independent groups) Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 36 0.07
Reformed Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 30 0.05
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1 27 0.05
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 23 0.04
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 15 0.03
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 5 0.01
Old Wenger Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 3 0.01
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
General Church of the New Jerusalem Other Christians Spiritualist Family 1
Christadelphians Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Anglican Province of America Mainline Protestant 1
Reformed Bible Church Evangelical Protestant 1
Remnant: Charity Ministries and related Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Brethren in Christ Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 18
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 1
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
Evangelical Association of Reformed and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
Evangelical Congregational Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 26
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 4
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 14
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 552,984 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (260,869) included 47.2% 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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