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San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 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 134 698,767 273.15
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 318 220,484 86.19
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 422 148,996 58.24
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 79 49,449 19.33
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 66 34,652 13.55
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 115 32,250 12.61
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 85 31,405 12.28
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 17 14,272 5.58
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 10 13,580 5.31
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 67 10,360 4.05
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 26 10,357 4.05
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 36 10,038 3.92
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 22 7,280 2.85
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 26 5,783 2.26
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 6 5,740 2.24
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 27 5,228 2.04
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 9 3,332 1.30
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 12 3,294 1.29
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 20 2,888 1.13
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 6 2,880 1.13
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 24 2,797 1.09
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 2 2,759 1.08
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 4 2,592 1.01
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 15 2,462 0.96
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 7 2,215 0.87
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 3 1,931 0.75
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 8 1,710 0.67
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 11 1,708 0.67
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 1,585 0.62
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 2 1,530 0.60
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 8 1,360 0.53
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 1,334 0.52
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6 1,224 0.48
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 1,200 0.47
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 1,170 0.46
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 6 1,080 0.42
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 1,068 0.42
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 10 1,028 0.40
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 7 986 0.39
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 4 979 0.38
Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 896 0.35
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 3 809 0.32
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 761 0.30
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 715 0.28
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 690 0.27
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 2 672 0.26
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 501 0.20
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 495 0.19
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 430 0.17
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 385 0.15
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 366 0.14
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 340 0.13
Eritrean Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 336 0.13
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 300 0.12
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 222 0.09
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 210 0.08
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 200 0.08
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 180 0.07
General Association of General Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 160 0.06
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 151 0.06
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 142 0.06
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 140 0.05
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1 133 0.05
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 121 0.05
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 100 0.04
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 100 0.04
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 90 0.04
Romanian Orthodox Metropolia of the Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 90 0.04
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 75 0.03
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 70 0.03
Reconstructionist Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 59 0.02
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 55 0.02
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 53 0.02
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 52 0.02
Evangelical Friends Church International Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 44 0.02
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 36 0.01
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 34 0.01
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 24 0.01
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (Covenanters) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 6 0.00
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Christadelphians Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Christian Congregation in North America Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Sovereign Grace Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Evangelical Lutheran Diocese of North America Evangelical Protestant 1
Vanguard Presbytery Evangelical Protestant 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
Anglican Province of America Mainline Protestant 3
Episcopal Missionary Church Mainline 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 2
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 1
Church of God of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 3
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 5
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2
Evangelical Association of Reformed and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 21
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
Polish National Catholic Church of America Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 3
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 33
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 2,558,143 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,353,996) included 52.9% 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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