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Botetourt 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 22 9,495 282.62
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 9 2,150 64.00
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 12 1,923 57.24
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 939 27.95
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 10 728 21.67
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 492 14.64
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 306 9.11
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 216 6.43
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 2 195 5.80
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2 147 4.38
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 126 3.75
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 100 2.98
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 84 2.50
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 54 1.61
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 42 1.25
Old German Baptist Brethren Church, New Conference Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 9 0.27
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 7 0.21
Reformed Presbyterian Church General Assembly Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 33,596 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (17,013) included 50.6% 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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