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Birmingham-Hoover, AL 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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 563 272,871 244.66
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 323 148,010 132.71
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 143 59,336 53.20
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 34 53,004 47.52
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 87 45,885 41.14
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 82 24,300 21.79
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 25 14,919 13.38
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 53 14,720 13.20
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 29 14,337 12.85
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 65 12,689 11.38
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 100 12,546 11.25
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 8 10,288 9.22
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 40 7,675 6.88
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 27 7,014 6.29
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 12 6,466 5.80
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 26 6,302 5.65
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 24 5,306 4.76
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 22 4,812 4.31
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 7 4,766 4.27
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 23 4,387 3.93
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 23 3,781 3.39
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 18 2,532 2.27
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 4 2,525 2.26
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 2,500 2.24
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 11 1,900 1.70
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 17 1,868 1.67
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 11 1,763 1.58
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 1,661 1.49
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 8 1,293 1.16
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 7 1,260 1.13
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 1,200 1.08
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8 1,050 0.94
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 1,010 0.91
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 8 802 0.72
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 790 0.71
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 9 790 0.71
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 7 703 0.63
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 4 648 0.58
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 500 0.45
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 6 495 0.44
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 4 484 0.43
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 2 392 0.35
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 375 0.34
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 364 0.33
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 2 330 0.30
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 298 0.27
Bible Way Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ World Wide, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 290 0.26
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 253 0.23
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 251 0.23
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 240 0.22
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 200 0.18
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 200 0.18
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 126 0.11
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 126 0.11
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 80 0.07
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 80 0.07
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 56 0.05
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 55 0.05
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 50 0.04
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 36 0.03
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 35 0.03
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (Covenanters) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 21 0.02
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Reformed Presbyterian Church Hanover Presbytery Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Church of the Living God (Christian Workers for Fellowship) Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Christ's Sanctified Holy Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
Bible Methodist Connection of Churches Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 9
International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2
Vanguard Presbytery Evangelical Protestant 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Anglican Province of Christ the King Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Diocese of the Holy Cross Mainline Protestant 1
Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies Evangelical Protestant 1
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 1
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
Every Nation Evangelical Protestant 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 1
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 2
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 4
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, Oregon Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 17
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 1
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 13
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 1,115,289 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (763,046) included 68.4% 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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