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Ithaca, 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 6 7,256 68.62
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 16 6,890 65.16
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 3 3,490 33.01
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 10 3,243 30.67
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2 1,332 12.60
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 2 1,192 11.27
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 1,134 10.72
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 990 9.36
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 6 827 7.82
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 680 6.43
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 6 526 4.97
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 474 4.48
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 5 432 4.09
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 389 3.68
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 351 3.32
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 323 3.05
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 256 2.42
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 211 2.00
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 180 1.70
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 138 1.31
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 130 1.23
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 130 1.23
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 126 1.19
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 1 119 1.13
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 116 1.10
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 100 0.95
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 100 0.95
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 95 0.90
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 79 0.75
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 77 0.73
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 60 0.57
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 55 0.52
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 34 0.32
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 1
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2
Federation of Reformed Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Twelve Tribes Evangelical Protestant 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this metro area was 105,740 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (31,535) included 29.8% 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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