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York-Hanover, 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 12 36,868 80.77
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 77 30,308 66.40
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 76 21,127 46.29
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 59 20,656 45.25
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 35 9,112 19.96
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 22 3,721 8.15
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 6 3,102 6.80
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 14 2,988 6.55
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 13 2,497 5.47
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 16 2,144 4.70
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 1 2,000 4.38
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 12 1,930 4.23
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 14 1,614 3.54
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5 1,525 3.34
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 8 1,411 3.09
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 4 1,238 2.71
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 8 1,210 2.65
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 3 969 2.12
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 4 968 2.12
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 778 1.70
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 768 1.68
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 594 1.30
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 540 1.18
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 540 1.18
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 502 1.10
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 500 1.10
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 3 470 1.03
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2 470 1.03
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 443 0.97
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 432 0.95
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 3 410 0.90
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 4 390 0.85
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 2 344 0.75
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 321 0.70
Conservative Mennonite Churches of York and Adams Counties PA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 4 256 0.56
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 250 0.55
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 244 0.53
Moravian Church in America (Unitas Fratrum), Northern Province Mainline Protestant 2 233 0.51
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 187 0.41
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 180 0.39
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 1 176 0.39
Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 3 168 0.37
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 168 0.37
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 160 0.35
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 127 0.28
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 126 0.28
Keystone Mennonite Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 1 124 0.27
Hope Mennonite Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 120 0.26
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 107 0.23
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 83 0.18
Dunkard Brethren Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 74 0.16
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 60 0.13
Independent Conservative Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 49 0.11
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 41 0.09
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 8
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Brethren in Christ Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 6
Jain Other Other Groups Family 1
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
Union American Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Vanguard Presbytery Evangelical Protestant 1
International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Bible Methodist Connection of Churches Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Evangelical Congregational Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 7
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Evangelical Association of Reformed and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 456,438 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (155,823) included 34.1% 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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