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Fresno, CA 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 42 223,571 221.65
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 81 41,500 41.14
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 53 24,050 23.84
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 34 19,822 19.65
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 62 15,489 15.36
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 56 14,992 14.86
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 17 8,576 8.50
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 12 7,678 7.61
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 19 7,443 7.38
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 6,841 6.78
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 6 5,610 5.56
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 34 5,038 4.99
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 5,000 4.96
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 6 3,456 3.43
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 9 3,154 3.13
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 8 2,930 2.90
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 11 2,925 2.90
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 24 2,889 2.86
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 17 2,414 2.39
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 2,078 2.06
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 19 2,060 2.04
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 14 2,011 1.99
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 2,000 1.98
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 1 1,730 1.72
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 1,500 1.49
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 1,500 1.49
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 7 1,470 1.46
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 1,200 1.19
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 3 1,131 1.12
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 7 1,072 1.06
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 8 978 0.97
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 5 943 0.93
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 737 0.73
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 9 698 0.69
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 540 0.54
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 534 0.53
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 3 531 0.53
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 486 0.48
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 3 483 0.48
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 2 479 0.47
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 427 0.42
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 400 0.40
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 386 0.38
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 309 0.31
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 300 0.30
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 265 0.26
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 249 0.25
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 2 235 0.23
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 235 0.23
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 234 0.23
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 233 0.23
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 225 0.22
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 218 0.22
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 180 0.18
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 160 0.16
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 150 0.15
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 150 0.15
Unaffiliated Conservative Mennonite (Grandview fellowship) Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 130 0.13
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 101 0.10
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 101 0.10
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 97 0.10
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 5 96 0.10
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (Covenanters) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 64 0.06
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 60 0.06
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 60 0.06
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 58 0.06
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 41 0.04
Evangelical Friends Church International Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 41 0.04
Apostolic Christian Church (Nazarene) - East Conference Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 30 0.03
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1
Church of the Living God (Christian Workers for Fellowship) Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 4
Armenian Evangelical Union of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 9
Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 7
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 6
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 17
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 11
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 1,008,654 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (432,774) included 42.9% 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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