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Virginia

Denominational Groups, 2000

1,211,065 924,802 11,208 606,059 190,417 4,134,964
Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational "adherents" include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The historically African American denominations are not included in the 2000 congregation and membership totals. Many are also missing in 1990 and most historically African American denominations are missing in the 1980 reports.
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Reports


Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 1,688 501,217 93.7
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 1,431 690,276 129.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 559 139,423 26.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 346 134,234 25.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 228 48,675 9.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 202 39,977 7.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 186 60,435 11.3
Catholic Church Catholic 185 284,293 53.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 158 15,883 3.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 155 35,294 6.6
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 143 25,045 4.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 130 14,201 2.7
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 116 26,038 4.9
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 114 12,282 2.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 75 10,577 2.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 75 36,643 6.9
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 68 25,318 4.7
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Evangelical Protestant 63 29,589 5.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 62 12,036 2.3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 53 9,453 1.8
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 40 5,802 1.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 40 14,256 2.7
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 30 11,512 2.2
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 23 6,610 1.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 22 2,040 0.4
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 16 2,810 0.5
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant 15 1,602 0.3
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 14 2,791 0.5
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 10 2,425 0.5
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 10 810 0.2
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant 6 446 0.1
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant 5 264 0.1
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant 5 605 0.1
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant 5 655 0.1
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 4 1,052 0.2
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 4 325 0.1
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant 4 547 0.1
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant 3 237 0.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 3 846 0.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 2 313 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 2 497 0.1
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 2 356 0.1
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 94 0.0
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 1 60 0.0
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 47 0.0
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 1 117 0.0
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 79 0.0
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 1 690 0.1
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 1 60 0.0
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant 1 52 0.0
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 6,310 2,208,889  

The population of these counties (or equivalent) in 1980 was 5,346,818. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (2,208,889) include 41.3% of the total population in 1980.

Source

The 1980 data were collected by the Glenmary Research Center and includes statistics for 111 Judeo-Christian church bodies, including number of churches and adherents. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1980, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2000 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of approximately 8 (8.1) in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County are Episcopalian.