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Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA 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 27 14,224 85.49
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 68 12,750 76.63
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 39 8,849 53.19
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 5 6,686 40.19
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 5 2,337 14.05
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 13 2,224 13.37
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 9 1,774 10.66
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 14 1,702 10.23
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 13 1,656 9.95
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 7 1,312 7.89
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 5 1,008 6.06
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 814 4.89
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 646 3.88
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 3 624 3.75
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 8 606 3.64
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 574 3.45
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6 512 3.08
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5 468 2.81
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 426 2.56
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 400 2.40
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 374 2.25
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 6 346 2.08
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 172 1.03
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2 159 0.96
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 132 0.79
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 122 0.73
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 80 0.48
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 72 0.43
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 71 0.43
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 67 0.40
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 64 0.38
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 57 0.34
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 42 0.25
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4
Anglican Province of America Mainline Protestant 1
Christadelphians Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 4
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
North American Old Roman Catholic Church (Archdiocese of New York) Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
(Original) Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Anglican Catholic Church Other Christians Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 1
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Brethren in Christ Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this metro area was 166,378 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (61,350) included 36.9% 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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