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Petersburg city, Virginia - County 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 23 9,692 289.68
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 2 3,988 119.19
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2 3,834 114.59
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 3 1,975 59.03
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 7 1,766 52.78
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 1,680 50.21
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 7 1,260 37.66
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2 1,148 34.31
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 4 859 25.67
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 600 17.93
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 3 577 17.25
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 2 486 14.53
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 450 13.45
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 310 9.27
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 3 270 8.07
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 200 5.98
Reformed Zion Union Apostolic Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 180 5.38
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 116 3.47
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 100 2.99
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 90 2.69
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 83 2.48
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 21 0.63
International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1

The population of this county was 33,458 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (29,685) included 88.7% 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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