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Berkshire County, Massachusetts - County 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 21 38,682 299.80
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 14 2,938 22.77
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 9 1,902 14.74
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 16 1,884 14.60
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 3 1,642 12.73
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 8 1,012 7.84
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 882 6.84
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 5 850 6.59
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 832 6.45
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 6 789 6.12
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 476 3.69
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 384 2.98
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 366 2.84
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 300 2.33
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2 288 2.23
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 2 252 1.95
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 7 237 1.84
Reconstructionist Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 221 1.71
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 159 1.23
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 153 1.19
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 2 145 1.12
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 1 132 1.02
Independent Judaism Judaism 1 125 0.97
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 125 0.97
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 108 0.84
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 100 0.78
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 77 0.60
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 62 0.48
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 56 0.43
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 39 0.30
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 31 0.24
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 129,026 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (55,249) included 42.8% 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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