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Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ 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 124 1,111,635 229.40
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 617 301,196 62.16
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 537 291,970 60.25
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 27 94,259 19.45
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 227 65,561 13.53
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 182 56,662 11.69
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 148 49,580 10.23
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 27 25,888 5.34
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 57 25,638 5.29
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 47 20,188 4.17
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 7 18,731 3.87
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 48 16,508 3.41
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 35 16,503 3.41
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 29 11,909 2.46
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 10 11,290 2.33
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 47 8,936 1.84
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 12 8,400 1.73
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 41 8,225 1.70
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 7 8,108 1.67
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 54 6,901 1.42
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 22 6,555 1.35
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 16 5,776 1.19
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 16 5,701 1.18
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 10 5,688 1.17
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 5,100 1.05
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 23 5,080 1.05
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 5 4,494 0.93
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 14 4,094 0.84
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 13 3,838 0.79
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 18 3,610 0.74
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 19 3,420 0.71
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 21 3,325 0.69
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 7 2,991 0.62
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 16 2,634 0.54
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 2,500 0.52
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 9 2,250 0.46
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 13 2,168 0.45
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 3 2,087 0.43
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 18 2,029 0.42
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 37 1,793 0.37
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 1,550 0.32
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 5 1,482 0.31
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 12 1,414 0.29
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 4 1,405 0.29
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 1,342 0.28
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 1,308 0.27
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 1,300 0.27
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 1,120 0.23
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 12 1,056 0.22
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 4 1,040 0.21
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 972 0.20
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 872 0.18
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 810 0.17
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 728 0.15
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 5 712 0.15
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 6 657 0.14
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 10 595 0.12
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5 576 0.12
Eritrean Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 500 0.10
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 450 0.09
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 2 354 0.07
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 346 0.07
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 320 0.07
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 6 310 0.06
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 300 0.06
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 300 0.06
Open Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 284 0.06
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 280 0.06
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American-Canadian Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 275 0.06
Ecumenical Catholic Communion Other Christians 2 201 0.04
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 194 0.04
Syrian (Syriac) Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 190 0.04
Apostolic Christian Church of America Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 185 0.04
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 8 185 0.04
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 182 0.04
Evangelical Friends Church International Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 4 176 0.04
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 125 0.03
Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1 125 0.03
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 115 0.02
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 104 0.02
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 3 101 0.02
Apostolic Christian Church (Nazarene) - East Conference Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 100 0.02
Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 95 0.02
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 94 0.02
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 90 0.02
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 81 0.02
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada, and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 80 0.02
Midwest Mennonite Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 59 0.01
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 56 0.01
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1 55 0.01
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 50 0.01
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (Covenanters) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 47 0.01
Nationwide Fellowship Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 42 0.01
Church of God General Conference (Abrahamic Faith, McDonough, GA) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 38 0.01
Malankara Mar Thoma Church Other Christians Other Groups Family 1 34 0.01
Apostolic Christian Faith Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 23 0.00
Unaffiliated Amish-Mennonite (Conservative) Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 12 0.00
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference of the United States and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 5 0.00
Independent Judaism Judaism 3 0 0.00
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, Oregon Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
General Church of the New Jerusalem Other Christians Spiritualist Family 1
Christadelphians Other Christians Other Groups Family 2
Church of God of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Vedanta Society Other Other Groups Family 1
Church of the Living God (Christian Workers for Fellowship) Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Church of the Living God, the Pillar and Ground of the Truth, Inc. [Lewis Dominion] Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1
Reformed Baptist Network Evangelical Protestant 1
Sovereign Grace Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
Unification Church Other Other Groups Family 1
Laestadian Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant 2
Orthodox Old Roman Catholic Communion Catholic Other Groups Family 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 9
Anglican Province of Christ the King Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 4
Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 1
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 2
Every Nation Evangelical Protestant 2
Chabad Judaism Judaism 16
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 9
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 18
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Brethren Church (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 2
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 16
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 21
Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite) Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 4
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 22
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 14
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 5
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Fire Baptized Holiness Church (Wesleyan) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2
Free Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 2
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Jain Other Other Groups Family 1
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist Family 2
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 22
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 4
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 6
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 5
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 24
Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America Other Other Groups Family 2
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 4,845,832 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (2,258,723) included 46.6% 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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