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San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA 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 187 1,022,454 215.30
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 208 117,150 24.67
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 60 96,050 20.23
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 112 70,288 14.80
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 320 41,596 8.76
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 156 36,510 7.69
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 74 30,569 6.44
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 56 29,726 6.26
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 10 28,876 6.08
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 75 26,270 5.53
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 14 23,142 4.87
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 123 22,948 4.83
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 55 22,764 4.79
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 73 21,603 4.55
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 79 20,990 4.42
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 29 19,399 4.08
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 79 16,425 3.46
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 84 15,109 3.18
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 9 13,520 2.85
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 48 11,426 2.41
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 14 10,607 2.23
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 25 9,820 2.07
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 62 9,409 1.98
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 20 8,648 1.82
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 48 7,655 1.61
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 53 7,426 1.56
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 50 5,729 1.21
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 7 5,608 1.18
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 11 5,424 1.14
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 14 5,044 1.06
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 31 4,665 0.98
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 4,000 0.84
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 40 3,890 0.82
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 37 3,728 0.79
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 20 3,600 0.76
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 5 3,420 0.72
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 20 3,217 0.68
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 8 3,215 0.68
Eritrean Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 3,030 0.64
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 13 2,906 0.61
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 51 2,828 0.60
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 6 2,618 0.55
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 11 2,438 0.51
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 2,420 0.51
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 10 2,380 0.50
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 16 1,832 0.39
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 1,740 0.37
Open Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 9 1,640 0.35
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 1,500 0.32
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 12 1,391 0.29
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 16 1,252 0.26
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 9 1,222 0.26
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 12 1,221 0.26
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 6 1,165 0.25
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 7 1,140 0.24
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 920 0.19
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 19 856 0.18
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 800 0.17
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 9 758 0.16
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 720 0.15
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 4 598 0.13
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 590 0.12
Reconstructionist Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 2 543 0.11
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 540 0.11
Independent Judaism Judaism 7 500 0.11
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 5 487 0.10
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 450 0.09
Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 437 0.09
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 416 0.09
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 390 0.08
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 304 0.06
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 300 0.06
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 300 0.06
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 235 0.05
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 3 208 0.04
Malankara Mar Thoma Church Other Christians Other Groups Family 1 202 0.04
General Association of General Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 200 0.04
Swedenborgian Church Other Christians Spiritualist Family 2 132 0.03
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 2 125 0.03
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 6 108 0.02
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 104 0.02
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 1 100 0.02
Romanian Orthodox Metropolia of the Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 100 0.02
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 90 0.02
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 89 0.02
Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 80 0.02
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 60 0.01
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 57 0.01
Georgian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 55 0.01
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 48 0.01
Friends United Meeting Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 46 0.01
Evangelical Friends Church International Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 44 0.01
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 33 0.01
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference of the United States and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 19 0.00
Fellowship of Fundamental Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Christadelphians Other Christians Other Groups Family 2
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Vedanta Society Other Other Groups Family 2
Church of the Living God (Christian Workers for Fellowship) Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 4
Liberal Catholic Church, Province of the United States of America Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Anglican Catholic Church Other Christians Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Christian Congregation in North America Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 9
Unification Church Other Other Groups Family 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4
Anglican Province of Christ the King Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 7
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 2
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
Every Nation Evangelical Protestant 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 32
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 3
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 3
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, Oregon Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Armenian Evangelical Union of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 27
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 15
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 11
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 4
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 25
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 29
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 7
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist Family 4
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 5
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 11
Pillar of Fire Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 14
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 10
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 8
Tao Other Other Groups Family 4
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 23
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 4,749,008 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,836,687) included 38.7% 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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