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Bloomington, IL 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
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 8 11,521 67.39
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 23 10,500 61.42
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 8 9,543 55.82
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 21 8,553 50.03
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 8 5,120 29.95
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 8 4,474 26.17
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 3 3,363 19.67
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 2 2,931 17.14
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 5 2,918 17.07
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 8 1,921 11.24
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6 1,898 11.10
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 9 1,419 8.30
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 4 1,400 8.19
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 3 1,386 8.11
Apostolic Christian Church of America Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 2 1,122 6.56
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 3 758 4.43
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 708 4.14
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 3 633 3.70
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 4 593 3.47
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 6 514 3.01
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 432 2.53
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 390 2.28
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 360 2.11
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2 330 1.93
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 2 317 1.85
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 308 1.80
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 300 1.75
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 250 1.46
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 238 1.39
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 170 0.99
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 169 0.99
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 3 164 0.96
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 136 0.80
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2 133 0.78
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 126 0.74
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 1 118 0.69
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 100 0.58
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 89 0.52
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 84 0.49
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 75 0.44
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 63 0.37
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 25 0.15
Bethel Ministerial Association Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist Family 2
Christadelphians Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 2
Chabad Judaism Judaism 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 170,954 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (75,652) included 44.3% 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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