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Fairfax 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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 30 195,503 169.96
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 86 80,970 70.39
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 26 68,000 59.11
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 54 46,406 40.34
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 120 30,038 26.11
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 35 18,678 16.24
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 22 13,012 11.31
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 30 12,552 10.91
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 17 8,376 7.28
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 25 8,251 7.17
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 4 7,201 6.26
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 4 5,431 4.72
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 4,984 4.33
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 4,609 4.01
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 7 4,312 3.75
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 18 4,230 3.68
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 7 4,175 3.63
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 17 4,047 3.52
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 16 3,896 3.39
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 5 2,380 2.07
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 2,000 1.74
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 4 1,681 1.46
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 6 1,670 1.45
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 1,631 1.42
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 8 1,616 1.40
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 13 1,534 1.33
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 1,210 1.05
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5 1,203 1.05
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 1,200 1.04
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 5 1,018 0.88
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 994 0.86
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 7 913 0.79
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 763 0.66
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5 751 0.65
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 9 741 0.64
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 632 0.55
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 3 606 0.53
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 550 0.48
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 4 532 0.46
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 434 0.38
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 420 0.37
Syrian (Syriac) Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 400 0.35
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 6 378 0.33
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 270 0.23
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 231 0.20
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 210 0.18
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 210 0.18
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 175 0.15
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 151 0.13
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 150 0.13
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 136 0.12
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 120 0.10
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 105 0.09
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 104 0.09
Open Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 100 0.09
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1 59 0.05
Church of God General Conference (Abrahamic Faith, McDonough, GA) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 38 0.03
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 26 0.02
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 25 0.02
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, Oregon Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 1
Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite) Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Christadelphians Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Every Nation Evangelical Protestant 4
American Ethical Union Other Liberal Family 1
Anglican Catholic Church Other Christians Anglican/Episcopal Family 2
Chabad Judaism Judaism 3
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Episcopal Missionary Church Mainline Protestant 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
Catholic Apostolic Church in North America Mainline Protestant 1
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 3
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 9
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 3
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 3
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Jain Other Other Groups Family 2
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
Progressive Primitive Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 4
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 1,150,309 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (552,038) included 48.0% 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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