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Cedar Rapids, IA 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 29 46,365 167.67
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 40 14,500 52.44
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 22 11,658 42.16
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 24 11,310 40.90
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 20 8,827 31.92
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 3 3,610 13.06
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 21 3,056 11.05
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 6 2,838 10.26
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 4 2,627 9.50
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 2,136 7.72
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 1 1,950 7.05
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 1,710 6.18
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 7 1,413 5.11
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 1,409 5.10
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 6 1,242 4.49
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 5 1,084 3.92
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 880 3.18
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 7 833 3.01
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 3 705 2.55
Open Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 700 2.53
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2 637 2.30
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 606 2.19
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 6 567 2.05
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 426 1.54
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 400 1.45
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 4 330 1.19
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 321 1.16
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 267 0.97
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 205 0.74
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 200 0.72
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 200 0.72
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 197 0.71
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 190 0.69
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 180 0.65
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 162 0.59
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 148 0.54
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 120 0.43
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 82 0.30
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 81 0.29
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 73 0.26
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 45 0.16
Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 40 0.14
Church of God General Conference (Abrahamic Faith, McDonough, GA) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 38 0.14
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 25 0.09
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 10 0.04
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 3
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 3
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
Vedanta Society Other Other Groups Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 276,520 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (124,403) included 45.0% 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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