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James City County, 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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 3 10,303 131.66
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 10 8,720 111.43
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 9 2,237 28.59
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 1,994 25.48
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 1,718 21.95
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 3 1,549 19.79
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2 1,300 16.61
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2 1,148 14.67
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 947 12.10
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 691 8.83
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 624 7.97
Open Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 590 7.54
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 469 5.99
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 420 5.37
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 403 5.15
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 328 4.19
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 317 4.05
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 150 1.92
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 146 1.87
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 113 1.44
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 94 1.20
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 70 0.89
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 57 0.73
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 44 0.56
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 12 0.15
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 78,254 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (34,444) included 44.0% 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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