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Amsterdam, NY Micro 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 7 15,575 314.44
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 15 1,906 38.48
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 5 1,500 30.28
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 7 1,140 23.02
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 10 1,136 22.93
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 11 864 17.44
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 2 514 10.38
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2 243 4.91
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2 227 4.58
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 185 3.73
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 119 2.40
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 97 1.96
Stauffer Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 88 1.78
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 75 1.51
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 43 0.87
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 35 0.71
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 25 0.50
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 21 0.42
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 6 0.12
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this metro area was 49,532 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (23,799) included 48.0% 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

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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