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Richmond, 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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 34 161,561 122.91
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 306 140,449 106.85
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 240 93,929 71.46
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 130 60,381 45.94
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 17 27,903 21.23
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 28 25,712 19.56
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 23 23,826 18.13
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 58 23,131 17.60
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 29 19,033 14.48
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 3 14,995 11.41
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 62 13,151 10.01
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 18 12,646 9.62
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 25 12,218 9.30
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 43 11,214 8.53
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 17 7,248 5.51
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 35 6,220 4.73
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 17 5,245 3.99
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 16 4,494 3.42
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 18 4,172 3.17
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 13 3,630 2.76
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 11 3,418 2.60
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 19 2,777 2.11
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 21 2,771 2.11
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 8 2,771 2.11
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 8 2,719 2.07
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 2,422 1.84
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 4 2,117 1.61
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 2 2,082 1.58
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 8 1,933 1.47
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 1,930 1.47
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 1,750 1.33
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 2 1,404 1.07
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 2 1,036 0.79
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 752 0.57
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 700 0.53
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 600 0.46
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 7 554 0.42
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 540 0.41
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 518 0.39
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 490 0.37
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 472 0.36
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 2 456 0.35
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 3 453 0.34
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 9 436 0.33
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 430 0.33
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 424 0.32
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 3 387 0.29
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 4 357 0.27
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 281 0.21
Evangelical Friends Church International Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 278 0.21
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 264 0.20
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 259 0.20
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 258 0.20
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 250 0.19
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 250 0.19
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 202 0.15
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 199 0.15
Pilgrim Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 189 0.14
Reformed Zion Union Apostolic Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 180 0.14
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 178 0.14
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 164 0.12
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 162 0.12
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 150 0.11
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1 149 0.11
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 117 0.09
Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 80 0.06
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 78 0.06
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 77 0.06
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 74 0.06
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 70 0.05
Apostolic Christian Church (Nazarene) - West Conference Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 60 0.05
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 40 0.03
Nationwide Fellowship Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 16 0.01
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1 0 0.00
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Christadelphians Other Christians Other Groups Family 5
Jain Other Other Groups Family 1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Anglican Catholic Church Other Christians Anglican/Episcopal Family 2
Christian Congregation in North America Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Sovereign Grace Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Unification Church Other Other Groups Family 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 7
Reformed Bible Church Evangelical Protestant 1
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 1
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 1
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 3
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 5
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, Oregon Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 2
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 3
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 3
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8
Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America Other Other Groups Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 1,314,434 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (711,882) included 54.2% 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 https://www.usreligioncensus.org/.

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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