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Hanover 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 27 16,286 148.08
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2 12,528 113.91
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 15 7,073 64.31
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 8 4,098 37.26
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 16 3,600 32.73
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 2,960 26.91
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 8 1,617 14.70
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 3 1,476 13.42
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 7 1,122 10.20
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 1,100 10.00
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 6 981 8.92
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 578 5.26
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2 558 5.07
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 518 4.71
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 2 510 4.64
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 322 2.93
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 256 2.33
Evangelical Friends Church International Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 232 2.11
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 229 2.08
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 200 1.82
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 180 1.64
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 180 1.64
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 178 1.62
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 160 1.45
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 90 0.82
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 84 0.76
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 70 0.64
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 48 0.44
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 12 0.11
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 109,979 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (57,246) included 52.1% 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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