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Virginia - State Membership Report (2010)

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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1,914 763,655 95.44
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 230 673,853 84.22
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 1,540 467,417 58.42
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 1,237 378,934 47.36
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 62 213,032 26.63
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 349 120,579 15.07
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 498 115,955 14.49
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 196 89,800 11.22
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 107 65,881 8.23
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 191 56,754 7.09
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 74 56,554 7.07
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 224 56,241 7.03
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 218 47,041 5.88
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 200 42,530 5.32
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 93 30,852 3.86
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 207 30,327 3.79
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 185 29,841 3.73
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 179 28,209 3.53
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 148 24,388 3.05
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 92 22,532 2.82
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 50 17,337 2.17
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 39 17,210 2.15
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 21 17,025 2.13
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 165 16,591 2.07
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 78 15,583 1.95
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 71 15,453 1.93
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 86 13,129 1.64
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 12 10,772 1.35
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 13 10,190 1.27
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 66 10,148 1.27
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 54 9,046 1.13
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 24 8,001 1.00
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 55 6,251 0.78
Hinduism: Traditional Hindu Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 6 6,150 0.77
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 102 5,911 0.74
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 17 5,591 0.70
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 80 5,141 0.64
Hinduism: Indian-American Hindu Temple Associations Hinduism Hinduism Family 8 4,989 0.62
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 37 4,728 0.59
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 55 4,634 0.58
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 29 4,480 0.56
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 16 4,424 0.55
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 6 4,150 0.52
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 8 3,796 0.47
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 8 3,125 0.39
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 21 3,085 0.39
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 12 2,958 0.37
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 29 2,923 0.37
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 13 2,842 0.36
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 10 2,395 0.30
Primitive Baptists, Eastern District Association of Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 21 2,201 0.28
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 15 1,989 0.25
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 4 1,988 0.25
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 9 1,858 0.23
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 6 1,813 0.23
Brethren Church (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 9 1,766 0.22
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 10 1,732 0.22
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 23 1,627 0.20
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 10 1,542 0.19
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 10 1,460 0.18
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 11 1,144 0.14
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 12 1,085 0.14
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 1,082 0.14
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 9 1,017 0.13
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8 872 0.11
Evangelical Friends Church International Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 16 841 0.11
United Catholic Church Catholic Other Groups Family 1 702 0.09
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 6 575 0.07
Hinduism: Hindu Post Renaissance Hinduism Hinduism Family 25 562 0.07
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 4 548 0.07
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 4 547 0.07
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 5 538 0.07
Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 6 501 0.06
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 5 450 0.06
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 14 422 0.05
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 390 0.05
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 380 0.05
Hinduism: Hindu Renaissance Hinduism Hinduism Family 5 348 0.04
Syrian (Syriac) Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 335 0.04
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 295 0.04
Friends United Meeting Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 5 256 0.03
Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America Other Other Groups Family 1 255 0.03
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 250 0.03
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 225 0.03
Moravian Church in America (Unitas Fratrum), Southern Province Mainline Protestant 3 219 0.03
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 218 0.03
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 210 0.03
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 185 0.02
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 3 154 0.02
Romanian Orthodox Metropolia of the Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 150 0.02
Church of God General Conference (Abrahamic Faith, McDonough, GA) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 4 149 0.02
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 142 0.02
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 120 0.01
Reconstructionist Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 100 0.01
Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 100 0.01
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2 93 0.01
Open Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 85 0.01
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 80 0.01
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference of the United States and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 80 0.01
Maranatha Amish Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 75 0.01
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 72 0.01
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection (Original Allegheny Conference) Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 4 69 0.01
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 54 0.01
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 53 0.01
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, Oregon Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 41 0.01
Unaffiliated Amish-Mennonite (Conservative) Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 38 0.00
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada, and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 33 0.00
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 26 0.00
Berea Amish Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 17 0.00
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 17
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 54
Assemblies of God International Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 18
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 23
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Brethren in Christ Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 6
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 28
Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 8
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 24
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 17
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 4
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 45
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Evangelical Association of Reformed and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1
Federation of Reformed Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 4
Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 21
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 32
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 5
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 5
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
Jain Other Other Groups Family 1
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 131
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist Family 2
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 6
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 4
(Original) Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 2
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4
Reformed Baptist Church Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 13
Reformed Presbyterian Church General Assembly Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Reformed Presbyterian Church Hanover Presbytery Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Reformed Presbyterian Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 7
Unaffiliated Friends Meetings Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 11
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Christians Other Groups Family 4
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 43
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 53
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this state was 8,001,024 in 2010. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (3,586,592) included 44.8% of the total population in 2010. 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 https://www.usreligioncensus.org/.

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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