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Anglican/Episcopal Family

Anglican churches originated in England and broke with Roman Catholicism during the 16th century Reformation while retaining a hierarchical structure. The Anglican Church is sometimes viewed as a "middle way" between Catholicism and Protestantism, since both traditions have influenced Anglican theology and practice. Churches in the Anglican family include the Anglican Orthodox Church of North America and the Episcopal Church in the United States.

Maps: Anglican/Episcopal Family1

Adherence Rate per 1,000 (2020)

Congregations (2020)

Top 5 Anglican/Episcopal Family States (2020)1 [View all states]

Rank State Adherents Adherence Rate
1 District Of Columbia 15,384 22.30
2 Rhode Island 14,678 13.40
3 Connecticut 43,373 12.00
4 Virginia 99,669 11.50
5 Wyoming 6,123 10.60

Top 5 Anglican/Episcopal Family Counties (2020)1 [View all counties]

Rank County Adherents Adherence Rate
1 Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, Alaska 1,998 373.90
2 Lyman County, South Dakota 508 136.60
3 Williamsburg city, Virginia 2,066 133.90
4 Sioux County, North Dakota 422 108.30
5 Oglala Lakota County, South Dakota 1,054 77.10

Top 5 Anglican/Episcopal Family Metro Areas (2020)1 [View all Metro Areas]

Rank Metro Area Adherents Adherence Rate
1 Easton, MD Micro Area 2,401 64.00
2 Jackson, WY-ID Micro Area 1,150 32.90
3 Charlottesville, VA Metro Area 5,929 26.80
4 Bennington, VT Micro Area 872 23.30
5 Sheridan, WY Micro Area 701 22.70

Anglican/Episcopal Family: Adherence Rates (1980 - 2020)1


1 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. [More information on the data sources]

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