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Pittsylvania 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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 44 12,250 202.48
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 21 5,060 83.63
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 27 2,922 48.30
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 7 1,254 20.73
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 8 1,135 18.76
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 492 8.13
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 427 7.06
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 394 6.51
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 6 289 4.78
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 248 4.10
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 226 3.74
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 150 2.48
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 110 1.82
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 103 1.70
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 101 1.67
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 90 1.49
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 2 70 1.16
Evangelical Friends Church International Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 66 1.09
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 52 0.86
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 40 0.66
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 34 0.56
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 28 0.46
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 1 0.02
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 60,501 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (25,542) included 42.2% 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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