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Pittsburgh, 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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 331 726,597 306.46
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 290 119,352 50.34
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 301 92,393 38.97
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 154 52,499 22.14
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 311 51,682 21.80
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 77 24,892 10.50
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 78 21,699 9.15
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 4 19,000 8.01
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 10 14,286 6.03
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 48 13,622 5.75
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 45 12,066 5.09
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 30 8,769 3.70
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 17 8,705 3.67
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 12 8,358 3.53
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 37 7,781 3.28
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 19 7,323 3.09
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 40 6,951 2.93
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 7 6,885 2.90
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 9 6,570 2.77
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 26 5,878 2.48
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 44 5,475 2.31
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 24 5,063 2.14
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 11 4,779 2.02
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 29 4,556 1.92
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 17 4,436 1.87
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 42 4,335 1.83
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 23 3,713 1.57
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 7 3,700 1.56
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 20 3,201 1.35
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 32 3,154 1.33
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 20 2,907 1.23
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 6 2,721 1.15
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 2 2,697 1.14
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 15 2,506 1.06
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 25 2,502 1.06
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 21 2,036 0.86
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 11 2,020 0.85
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 6 1,686 0.71
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 18 1,655 0.70
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 14 1,490 0.63
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 8 1,317 0.56
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (Covenanters) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 10 1,284 0.54
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 16 1,191 0.50
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 7 1,156 0.49
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 1,131 0.48
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 3 1,130 0.48
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 8 1,015 0.43
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 5 900 0.38
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 6 899 0.38
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 14 807 0.34
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 10 787 0.33
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 8 687 0.29
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 540 0.23
Evangelical Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 519 0.22
Bruderhof Evangelical Protestant Communal Family 3 510 0.22
Reconstructionist Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 462 0.19
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 401 0.17
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 400 0.17
Open Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 390 0.16
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 380 0.16
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 4 320 0.13
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 286 0.12
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 277 0.12
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 3 241 0.10
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 213 0.09
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 197 0.08
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 188 0.08
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 183 0.08
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 161 0.07
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 160 0.07
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 3 150 0.06
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 150 0.06
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 105 0.04
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 86 0.04
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 68 0.03
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 35 0.01
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 30 0.01
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 27 0.01
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 23 0.01
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 18 0.01
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1 16 0.01
Independent Judaism Judaism 1 0 0.00
Christadelphians Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Vedanta Society Other Other Groups Family 1
Church of the Living God (Christian Workers for Fellowship) Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Church of God and Saints of Christ Other Christians Judaism Family 1
Christian Congregation in North America Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Full Gospel Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 14
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 5
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
Bible Methodist Connection of Churches Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 8
Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies Evangelical Protestant 1
Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 1
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 14
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 36
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Brethren Church (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 6
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 3
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 9
Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite) Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 9
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 4
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 7
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Evangelical Association of Reformed and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 6
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 38
General Church of the New Jerusalem Other Christians Spiritualist Family 2
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 4
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6
Jain Other Other Groups Family 1
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 22
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
Polish National Catholic Church of America Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 7
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 6
Primitive Methodist Church in the U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 8
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 1
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8
Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America Other Other Groups Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 2,370,930 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,298,780) included 54.8% 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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