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Syracuse, 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 64 198,872 300.39
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 56 27,588 41.67
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 86 20,232 30.56
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 7 8,588 12.97
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 36 5,678 8.58
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 2 4,730 7.14
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 27 4,089 6.18
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 22 3,961 5.98
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 20 3,884 5.87
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 13 3,855 5.82
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 6 3,533 5.34
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 29 3,335 5.04
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 10 3,180 4.80
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 13 2,990 4.52
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 11 2,388 3.61
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 2 1,782 2.69
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 10 1,777 2.68
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 11 1,775 2.68
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 9 1,689 2.55
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 14 1,643 2.48
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 1,350 2.04
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 945 1.43
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 6 934 1.41
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 6 924 1.40
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 850 1.28
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 7 844 1.27
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 824 1.24
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 700 1.06
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 631 0.95
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American-Canadian Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 600 0.91
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 500 0.76
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 4 440 0.66
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 3 430 0.65
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 400 0.60
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 370 0.56
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5 322 0.49
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 313 0.47
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (Covenanters) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 263 0.40
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 251 0.38
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 231 0.35
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2 231 0.35
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 210 0.32
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 200 0.30
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 180 0.27
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 1 177 0.27
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 163 0.25
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 147 0.22
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 124 0.19
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 120 0.18
Mennonite Christian Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 117 0.18
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 105 0.16
Romanian Orthodox Metropolia of the Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 100 0.15
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 100 0.15
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 100 0.15
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 90 0.14
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 3 86 0.13
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 77 0.12
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 77 0.12
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada, and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 66 0.10
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 56 0.08
Apostolic Christian Church (Nazarene) - East Conference Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 55 0.08
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 54 0.08
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 45 0.07
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 38 0.06
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 30 0.05
Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 22 0.03
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference of the United States and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 18 0.03
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Full Gospel Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
Diocese of the Holy Cross Mainline Protestant 1
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 15
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
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Polish National Catholic Church of America Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 662,057 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (320,479) included 48.4% 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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