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Lawrence, KS 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 6 10,869 91.50
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 14 4,826 40.63
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 23 3,720 31.32
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 8 2,592 21.82
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 4 2,152 18.12
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 3 1,258 10.59
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 1,098 9.24
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2 822 6.92
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 692 5.83
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 618 5.20
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 568 4.78
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 2 566 4.76
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 500 4.21
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 7 386 3.25
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 383 3.22
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 2 357 3.01
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 353 2.97
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 328 2.76
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 326 2.74
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 300 2.53
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 296 2.49
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 281 2.37
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 264 2.22
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 115 0.97
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 105 0.88
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 95 0.80
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 85 0.72
Old German Baptist Brethren Church, New Conference Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 83 0.70
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 70 0.59
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 69 0.58
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 65 0.55
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (Covenanters) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 60 0.51
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 60 0.51
Old German Baptist Brethren Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 51 0.43
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 50 0.42
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 46 0.39
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 17 0.14
Twelve Tribes Evangelical Protestant 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 4
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 2
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 1
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 2
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this metro area was 118,785 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (34,526) included 29.1% 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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