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Portsmouth 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 24 18,120 185.06
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 3 6,048 61.77
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 7 5,088 51.96
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 20 4,480 45.75
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 3,850 39.32
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 1,994 20.36
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 8 1,650 16.85
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2 1,148 11.72
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 4 892 9.11
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 771 7.87
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 4 758 7.74
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 3 746 7.62
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 3 584 5.96
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 550 5.62
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 502 5.13
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1 492 5.02
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 380 3.88
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 2 377 3.85
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 269 2.75
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 3 251 2.56
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 186 1.90
Reformed Zion Union Apostolic Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 180 1.84
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 178 1.82
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 175 1.79
Evangelical Friends Church International Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 130 1.33
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 1 114 1.16
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 113 1.15
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 80 0.82
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 59 0.60
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 42 0.43
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 14 0.14
Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

The population of this county was 97,915 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (50,221) included 51.3% 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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