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Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 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 84 296,662 118.06
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 333 237,996 94.71
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 151 83,481 33.22
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 99 26,740 10.64
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 61 23,316 9.28
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 77 18,754 7.46
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 61 17,201 6.85
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 37 15,264 6.07
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 1 15,000 5.97
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 64 11,179 4.45
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 38 10,948 4.36
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 92 10,837 4.31
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 33 9,475 3.77
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 46 9,231 3.67
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 43 8,496 3.38
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 33 8,081 3.22
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 13 6,787 2.70
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 23 5,946 2.37
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 12 5,397 2.15
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 8 5,069 2.02
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 26 4,884 1.94
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 32 4,154 1.65
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 16 3,706 1.47
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 12 3,264 1.30
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 20 3,029 1.21
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 2 2,940 1.17
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 3 2,892 1.15
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 11 2,840 1.13
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 19 2,730 1.09
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 2,330 0.93
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 9 2,224 0.89
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 8 2,160 0.86
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 10 2,110 0.84
Evangelical Friends Church International Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 14 2,025 0.81
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 5 1,974 0.79
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 15 1,721 0.68
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 9 1,620 0.64
Evangelical Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 18 1,489 0.59
Open Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6 1,276 0.51
Reconstructionist Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 1,269 0.51
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 14 1,213 0.48
Eritrean Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 990 0.39
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 5 920 0.37
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 895 0.36
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 7 894 0.36
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 800 0.32
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 730 0.29
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 5 723 0.29
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 4 675 0.27
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 6 632 0.25
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 7 632 0.25
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 630 0.25
Independent Yearly Meetings of Friends Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 9 565 0.22
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 550 0.22
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 538 0.21
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 500 0.20
Unaffiliated Friends Meetings Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 3 497 0.20
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 494 0.20
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 492 0.20
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 400 0.16
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 380 0.15
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 380 0.15
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 360 0.14
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 5 346 0.14
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 6 345 0.14
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 340 0.14
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 7 327 0.13
Syrian (Syriac) Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 300 0.12
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 250 0.10
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 220 0.09
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 185 0.07
United Catholic Church Catholic Other Groups Family 1 160 0.06
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 125 0.05
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 13 118 0.05
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 2 116 0.05
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 1 100 0.04
Western Conservative Mennonite Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 94 0.04
Apostolic Christian Church (Nazarene) - West Conference Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 78 0.03
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2 71 0.03
Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 70 0.03
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 67 0.03
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 67 0.03
Biblical Mennonite Alliance Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 38 0.02
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 35 0.01
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference of the United States and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 30 0.01
Apostolic Christian Church of America Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 26 0.01
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 25 0.01
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 16 0.01
Dunkard Brethren Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 0 1 0.00
Independent Judaism Judaism 1 0 0.00
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 0 0.00
Berean Fellowship of Churches Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
General Church of the New Jerusalem Other Christians Spiritualist Family 1
Christadelphians Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Vedanta Society Other Other Groups Family 1
Church of the Living God (Christian Workers for Fellowship) Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 2
International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Unification Church Other Other Groups Family 1
Evangelical Lutheran Diocese of North America Evangelical Protestant 1
Old Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant 4
Catholic Apostolic Church in North America Mainline 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
Anglican Province of America Mainline Protestant 2
Anglican Church in America Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Episcopal Missionary Church Mainline Protestant 1
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 2
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
Every Nation Evangelical Protestant 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 14
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 5
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, Oregon Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 5
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 17
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 5
Church of God of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 5
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 4
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 8
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Jain Other Other Groups Family 1
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 8
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 9
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 3
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 23
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 2,512,859 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (894,937) included 35.6% 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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