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Salem, OR 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 17 84,679 195.40
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 52 23,982 55.34
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 32 16,384 37.81
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 24 8,284 19.12
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 22 6,236 14.39
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5 5,727 13.22
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 14 4,731 10.92
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 11 3,674 8.48
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 11 2,880 6.65
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 9 2,453 5.66
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 13 1,993 4.60
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 12 1,988 4.59
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 3 1,325 3.06
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 8 1,165 2.69
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 9 1,129 2.61
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 8 1,123 2.59
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 7 1,053 2.43
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 7 1,036 2.39
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 900 2.08
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 850 1.96
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 8 843 1.95
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 5 606 1.40
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 7 567 1.31
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 514 1.19
Evangelical Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 9 478 1.10
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 476 1.10
Apostolic Christian Church of America Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 442 1.02
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 400 0.92
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 399 0.92
Reconstructionist Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 397 0.92
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 384 0.89
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 345 0.80
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 3 273 0.63
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 248 0.57
German Apostolic / Christian Apostolic Churches Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 2 240 0.55
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 2 227 0.52
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 220 0.51
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1 206 0.48
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 200 0.46
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 190 0.44
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 1 177 0.41
Evangelical Friends Church International Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 4 156 0.36
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 150 0.35
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 147 0.34
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 138 0.32
Unaffiliated Conservative Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 135 0.31
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 126 0.29
Old German Baptist Brethren Church, New Conference Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 115 0.27
Apostolic Christian Faith Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 110 0.25
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 60 0.14
Open Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 50 0.12
Independent Yearly Meetings of Friends Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 49 0.11
Christian Apostolic Church Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 40 0.09
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 36 0.08
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 34 0.08
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 18 0.04
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 1
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, Oregon Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Brethren in Christ Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 13
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 3
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 2
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 433,353 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (180,788) included 41.7% 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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