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Modesto, CA 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 18 116,027 209.86
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 35 24,660 44.60
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 36 16,655 30.12
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 21 12,243 22.14
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 34 9,844 17.81
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 40 5,970 10.80
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 12 3,682 6.66
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 3 2,694 4.87
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 8 2,334 4.22
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 10 1,771 3.20
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 18 1,729 3.13
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 7 1,520 2.75
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 9 1,363 2.47
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 4 998 1.81
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 5 862 1.56
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 821 1.48
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 2 769 1.39
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 759 1.37
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6 722 1.31
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 700 1.27
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 692 1.25
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 567 1.03
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 546 0.99
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 470 0.85
Old German Baptist Brethren Church, New Conference Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 446 0.81
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2 370 0.67
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 3 346 0.63
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 2 309 0.56
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 294 0.53
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 278 0.50
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 2 271 0.49
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 261 0.47
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 232 0.42
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 220 0.40
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 202 0.37
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 200 0.36
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 192 0.35
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 192 0.35
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 188 0.34
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 187 0.34
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 164 0.30
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 160 0.29
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 150 0.27
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 143 0.26
Old German Baptist Brethren Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 129 0.23
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 125 0.23
General Association of General Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 110 0.20
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 100 0.18
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 82 0.15
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 76 0.14
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 72 0.13
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 57 0.10
Evangelical Friends Church International Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 41 0.07
Dunkard Brethren Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 36 0.07
Old Brethren (California) Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 30 0.05
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 3 25 0.05
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 13 0.02
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 2
Covenant Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Anglican Province of Christ the King Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 5
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite) Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 7
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 5
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 13
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 4
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 14
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 552,878 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (214,099) included 38.7% 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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