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Columbia, MO 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
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 26 16,236 77.00
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 10 15,068 71.46
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 50 14,740 69.90
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 23 6,267 29.72
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 7 3,528 16.73
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 2,975 14.11
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 10 2,845 13.49
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 18 2,603 12.34
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 10 2,270 10.77
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7 1,592 7.55
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 8 1,356 6.43
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 5 1,322 6.27
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 4 1,285 6.09
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 5 1,176 5.58
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 12 1,047 4.97
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 907 4.30
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 2 849 4.03
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 4 848 4.02
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 3 838 3.97
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 502 2.38
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 405 1.92
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 312 1.48
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 300 1.42
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 297 1.41
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 268 1.27
Open Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 224 1.06
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 203 0.96
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 3 196 0.93
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 188 0.89
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 161 0.76
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 150 0.71
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 150 0.71
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 126 0.60
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 125 0.59
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 110 0.52
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 106 0.50
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 76 0.36
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 76 0.36
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 73 0.35
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 45 0.21
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 37 0.18
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 36 0.17
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 34 0.16
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (Covenanters) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 23 0.11
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 20 0.09
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 16 0.08
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Progressive Primitive Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 1
Holiness Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 210,864 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (82,011) included 38.9% 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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