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Silver City, NM 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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 8 8,098 287.32
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 2,400 85.15
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 3 1,347 47.79
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 10 1,161 41.19
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 3 542 19.23
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 535 18.98
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 4 380 13.48
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 2 304 10.79
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 4 275 9.76
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2 196 6.95
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 1 132 4.68
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 129 4.58
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 100 3.55
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 87 3.09
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 84 2.98
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 56 1.99
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 44 1.56
Swedenborgian Church Other Christians Spiritualist Family 1 42 1.49
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 21 0.75
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 18 0.64
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 14 0.50
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 12 0.43
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
Evangelical Lutheran Diocese of North America Evangelical Protestant 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this metro area was 28,185 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (15,977) included 56.7% 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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