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Galesburg, IL Micro 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
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 12 1,931 38.65
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 5 1,808 36.18
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 5 1,698 33.98
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 10 1,400 28.02
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 3 788 15.77
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 653 13.07
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 524 10.49
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 495 9.91
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 2 436 8.73
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 336 6.72
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 313 6.26
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1 265 5.30
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 250 5.00
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1 211 4.22
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 200 4.00
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 182 3.64
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 180 3.60
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 130 2.60
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 94 1.88
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 2 90 1.80
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 66 1.32
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 60 1.20
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 60 1.20
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 50 1.00
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 47 0.94
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 18 0.36
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 17 0.34
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Open Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this metro area was 49,967 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (12,302) included 24.6% 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

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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