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Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 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 119 219,575 386.88
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 94 20,376 35.90
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 64 15,230 26.83
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 21 12,249 21.58
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 26 6,766 11.92
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 34 4,048 7.13
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 15 3,606 6.35
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 21 3,445 6.07
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 4 3,108 5.48
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 6 3,016 5.31
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 17 2,868 5.05
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 2 2,225 3.92
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 3 1,885 3.32
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 17 1,790 3.15
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 8 1,376 2.42
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 3 1,277 2.25
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 8 1,259 2.22
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 9 1,052 1.85
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 10 773 1.36
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 10 742 1.31
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 3 713 1.26
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 476 0.84
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 446 0.79
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5 367 0.65
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 366 0.64
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 365 0.64
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 302 0.53
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 5 212 0.37
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 200 0.35
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 200 0.35
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 165 0.29
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 164 0.29
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 155 0.27
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 115 0.20
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 84 0.15
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 78 0.14
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 77 0.14
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 74 0.13
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 72 0.13
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 71 0.13
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (Covenanters) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 70 0.12
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 54 0.10
Georgian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 50 0.09
Nationwide Fellowship Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 45 0.08
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 44 0.08
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 44 0.08
Mid-Atlantic Mennonite Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 38 0.07
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 0 0.00
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Reformed Presbyterian Church Hanover Presbytery Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Full Gospel Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Reformed Baptist Network Evangelical Protestant 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Evangelical Association of Reformed and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2
Evangelical Congregational Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4
Primitive Methodist Church in the U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 14
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 10
Polish National Catholic Church of America Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 10
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Fellowship of Fundamental Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Brethren in Christ Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 567,559 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (311,713) included 54.9% 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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