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McPherson, KS Micro 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
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 6 2,557 84.60
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 7 2,425 80.24
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 7 1,450 47.98
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 6 1,330 44.01
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 5 1,137 37.62
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2 990 32.76
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 3 766 25.34
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 3 695 23.00
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 3 613 20.28
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 590 19.52
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 566 18.73
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 361 11.94
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 360 11.91
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 307 10.16
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 302 9.99
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 245 8.11
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 2 207 6.85
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 200 6.62
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 158 5.23
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 128 4.24
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 100 3.31
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 97 3.21
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 94 3.11
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 61 2.02
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 44 1.46
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 27 0.89
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 6 0.20
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this metro area was 30,223 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (15,816) included 52.3% 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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