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Washington 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
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 20 11,330 210.07
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 20 8,035 148.98
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 31 4,525 83.90
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 12 868 16.09
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 861 15.96
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 6 735 13.63
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 492 9.12
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 4 344 6.38
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 299 5.54
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 260 4.82
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 252 4.67
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 204 3.78
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 184 3.41
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 183 3.39
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 2 140 2.60
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 136 2.52
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 129 2.39
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 126 2.34
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 80 1.48
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 75 1.39
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 70 1.30
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 55 1.02
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 52 0.96
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 27 0.50
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 10 0.19
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 7 0.13
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 53,935 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (29,479) included 54.7% 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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