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Bedford 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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 40 12,474 156.98
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 16 6,480 81.55
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 30 4,594 57.81
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2 4,309 54.23
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2 1,025 12.90
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 419 5.27
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 7 418 5.26
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 2 414 5.21
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 4 386 4.86
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 211 2.66
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 210 2.64
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 3 199 2.50
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 169 2.13
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 165 2.08
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 2 162 2.04
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 126 1.59
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 80 1.01
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 70 0.88
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 70 0.88
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 68 0.86
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 60 0.76
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 36 0.45
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 22 0.28
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 79,462 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (32,167) included 40.5% 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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