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Westchester County, New York - 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 82 412,652 410.82
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 12 22,503 22.40
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 17 20,874 20.78
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 42 16,280 16.21
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 47 11,307 11.26
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 15 10,800 10.75
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 12 9,609 9.57
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 39 9,358 9.32
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 12 9,122 9.08
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 11 7,824 7.79
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 25 6,845 6.81
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 22 6,233 6.21
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 28 6,008 5.98
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 25 5,246 5.22
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 37 4,641 4.62
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 14 3,733 3.72
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 6 3,684 3.67
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 3,100 3.09
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 10 2,610 2.60
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 18 2,238 2.23
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 3 2,231 2.22
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 7 2,170 2.16
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 8 2,100 2.09
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 5 1,714 1.71
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 1,594 1.59
Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 6 1,453 1.45
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 1,296 1.29
Reconstructionist Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 2 1,218 1.21
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 3 1,187 1.18
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 9 1,178 1.17
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 13 1,113 1.11
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 6 919 0.91
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 5 863 0.86
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 840 0.84
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 9 813 0.81
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 7 758 0.75
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 700 0.70
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 3 673 0.67
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 500 0.50
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 500 0.50
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 420 0.42
Malankara Mar Thoma Church Other Christians Other Groups Family 3 358 0.36
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 2 351 0.35
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 295 0.29
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 5 291 0.29
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 260 0.26
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 260 0.26
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 250 0.25
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 220 0.22
North American and Europe Region of the Knanaya Archdiocese of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 207 0.21
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 205 0.20
Bible Way Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ World Wide, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 200 0.20
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 200 0.20
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 124 0.12
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 110 0.11
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 102 0.10
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 90 0.09
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 90 0.09
Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1 90 0.09
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 80 0.08
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 75 0.07
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 60 0.06
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 56 0.06
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 0 0.00
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 0 0.00
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies Evangelical Protestant 1
American Ethical Union Other Liberal Family 2
American Anglican Church Mainline Protestant 2
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 1
North American Old Roman Catholic Church (Archdiocese of New York) Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1
Christian Congregation in North America Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 5
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 5
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 15
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 1,004,457 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (602,881) included 60.0% 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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