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St. Joseph, MO-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
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 12 11,660 95.99
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 39 10,904 89.77
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 15 9,071 74.68
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 30 5,507 45.34
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 12 2,543 20.94
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 7 1,500 12.35
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6 1,263 10.40
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 1,234 10.16
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2 1,092 8.99
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 6 1,002 8.25
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 2 625 5.15
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 592 4.87
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 3 590 4.86
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 585 4.82
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 482 3.97
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 3 378 3.11
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 2 373 3.07
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 362 2.98
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 3 360 2.96
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 6 310 2.55
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 208 1.71
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 5 182 1.50
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2 128 1.05
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 105 0.86
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 99 0.82
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 90 0.74
Mennonite Christian Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 81 0.67
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 74 0.61
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 60 0.49
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 52 0.43
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 46 0.38
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 28 0.23
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 6
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this metro area was 121,467 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (51,586) included 42.5% 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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