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Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 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 382 1,673,277 267.94
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 745 291,936 46.75
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 88 160,897 25.76
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 383 112,838 18.07
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 216 87,749 14.05
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 186 74,139 11.87
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 71 58,152 9.31
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 198 52,473 8.40
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 204 51,177 8.19
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 180 46,634 7.47
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 149 36,518 5.85
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 198 35,451 5.68
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 104 26,448 4.24
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 25 25,696 4.11
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 15 24,257 3.88
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 19 22,729 3.64
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 87 21,272 3.41
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 37 18,600 2.98
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 14 17,919 2.87
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 41 16,334 2.62
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 30 15,775 2.53
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 68 14,682 2.35
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 83 14,072 2.25
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 22 11,752 1.88
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 34 10,840 1.74
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 9 9,960 1.59
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 75 9,203 1.47
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 35 7,787 1.25
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 37 7,418 1.19
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 20 6,530 1.05
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 30 5,096 0.82
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 12 5,025 0.80
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 9 4,781 0.77
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 32 4,079 0.65
Reconstructionist Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 11 3,910 0.63
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 16 3,820 0.61
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 46 3,796 0.61
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 20 3,680 0.59
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 37 3,611 0.58
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 9 3,016 0.48
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 11 2,828 0.45
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 20 2,757 0.44
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 15 2,742 0.44
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 13 2,730 0.44
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 8 2,675 0.43
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 5 2,530 0.41
Schwenkfelder Church in America Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 4 2,471 0.40
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 10 2,388 0.38
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 18 2,305 0.37
Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 8 2,232 0.36
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6 1,766 0.28
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 7 1,760 0.28
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 19 1,752 0.28
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 8 1,680 0.27
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7 1,430 0.23
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 6 1,284 0.21
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 1,268 0.20
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 6 1,260 0.20
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 12 1,176 0.19
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 1,100 0.18
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 19 1,078 0.17
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 9 1,076 0.17
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 945 0.15
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 926 0.15
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 7 855 0.14
Malankara Mar Thoma Church Other Christians Other Groups Family 5 829 0.13
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 828 0.13
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 750 0.12
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 700 0.11
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 624 0.10
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 597 0.10
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 568 0.09
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 553 0.09
Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 3 480 0.08
Moravian Church in America (Unitas Fratrum), Northern Province Mainline Protestant 3 460 0.07
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 3 437 0.07
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2 424 0.07
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 383 0.06
Evangelical Friends Church International Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 339 0.05
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 308 0.05
Eritrean Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 300 0.05
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 290 0.05
Georgian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 275 0.04
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 272 0.04
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 8 270 0.04
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 265 0.04
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 227 0.04
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 224 0.04
Independent Judaism Judaism 9 205 0.03
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 7 205 0.03
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference of the United States and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 203 0.03
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 165 0.03
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (Covenanters) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 156 0.02
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 122 0.02
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 106 0.02
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 105 0.02
Romanian Orthodox Metropolia of the Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 100 0.02
Maranatha Amish Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 93 0.01
North American and Europe Region of the Knanaya Archdiocese of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 90 0.01
Swedenborgian Church Other Christians Spiritualist Family 2 87 0.01
Mid-Atlantic Mennonite Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 67 0.01
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 2 58 0.01
Apostolic Christian Church of America Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 53 0.01
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American-Canadian Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 50 0.01
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 47 0.01
Keystone Mennonite Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 1 43 0.01
Biblical Mennonite Alliance Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 37 0.01
Unaffiliated Conservative Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 35 0.01
Independent Lutheran Diocese Evangelical Protestant 1 25 0.00
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 23 0.00
Ecumenical Catholic Communion Other Christians 1 20 0.00
Weaverland Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 0 19 0.00
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Fellowship of Fundamental Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 6
Christadelphians Other Christians Other Groups Family 3
Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite) Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2
Evangelical Association of Reformed and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Vedanta Society Other Other Groups Family 1
American Ethical Union Other Liberal Family 1
Church of God and Saints of Christ Other Christians Judaism Family 1
Church of the Living God, the Pillar and Ground of the Truth, Inc. [Lewis Dominion] Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 5
Anglican Catholic Church Other Christians Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Christian Congregation in North America Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Full Gospel Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7
Reformed Baptist Network Evangelical Protestant 1
Sovereign Grace Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 7
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 2
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 3
Unification Church Other Other Groups Family 2
Evangelical Lutheran Conference and Ministerium of North America Evangelical Protestant 1
Old Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant 1
Vanguard Presbytery Evangelical Protestant 2
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4
Anglican Province of America Mainline Protestant 1
Diocese of the Holy Cross Mainline Protestant 2
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
Every Nation Evangelical Protestant 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 36
Union American Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 32
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 2
American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 13
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, Oregon Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 7
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Brethren Church (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1
Brethren in Christ Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 12
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 4
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 16
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 4
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 26
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Evangelical Congregational Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 5
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 14
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 13
Free Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
General Church of the New Jerusalem Other Christians Spiritualist Family 5
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 16
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Jain Other Other Groups Family 4
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist Family 2
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 4
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 7
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 15
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 9
Polish National Catholic Church of America Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 27
Primitive Methodist Church in the U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 4
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 10
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 16
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 6
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 23
Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America Other Other Groups Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 6,245,051 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (3,060,860) included 49.0% 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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