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Rochester, NY 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 117 281,880 258.57
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 128 54,930 50.39
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 100 25,678 23.55
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 11 22,792 20.91
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 60 11,917 10.93
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 66 10,050 9.22
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 14 8,290 7.60
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 2 8,000 7.34
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 27 7,450 6.83
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 30 6,894 6.32
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 42 6,763 6.20
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 17 6,419 5.89
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 13 5,120 4.70
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 5 4,226 3.88
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 24 3,853 3.53
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 30 3,605 3.31
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 3 2,900 2.66
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 5 2,600 2.39
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 11 2,410 2.21
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 10 2,311 2.12
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 12 2,100 1.93
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 13 1,985 1.82
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 3 1,901 1.74
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 10 1,735 1.59
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 25 1,683 1.54
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 9 1,617 1.48
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 1,600 1.47
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 1,402 1.29
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 1,380 1.27
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 6 1,257 1.15
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 7 1,188 1.09
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 4 1,142 1.05
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 3 1,124 1.03
Weaverland Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 4 1,075 0.99
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 10 1,008 0.92
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American-Canadian Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 1,000 0.92
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 975 0.89
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5 814 0.75
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 800 0.73
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 7 598 0.55
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 12 547 0.50
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 478 0.44
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 6 470 0.43
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 456 0.42
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 421 0.39
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 310 0.28
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 300 0.28
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 285 0.26
Stauffer Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 280 0.26
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 272 0.25
Eritrean Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 240 0.22
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 234 0.21
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 230 0.21
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 229 0.21
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 4 207 0.19
Romanian Orthodox Metropolia of the Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 200 0.18
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 200 0.18
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 197 0.18
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 180 0.17
Mid-Atlantic Mennonite Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 156 0.14
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 150 0.14
Ecumenical Catholic Communion Other Christians 1 140 0.13
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 130 0.12
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 117 0.11
Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 100 0.09
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 95 0.09
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 90 0.08
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1 83 0.08
Meadow Springs Old Order Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 82 0.08
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 81 0.07
Northeastern Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 79 0.07
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1 74 0.07
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 70 0.06
Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 68 0.06
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 64 0.06
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (Covenanters) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 62 0.06
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 42 0.04
Unaffiliated Conservative Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 37 0.03
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 18 0.02
Independent Judaism Judaism 1 0 0.00
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Anglican Church in America Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 5
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 1
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6
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
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 5
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 36
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 3
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Jain Other Other Groups Family 1
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist Family 1
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 6
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 3
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 1,090,135 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (511,946) included 47.0% 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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