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Smyth 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 14 3,536 118.66
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 26 2,590 86.91
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 8 962 32.28
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 3 777 26.07
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 3 440 14.77
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 345 11.58
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 6 345 11.58
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 6 336 11.28
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 329 11.04
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 205 6.88
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 3 191 6.41
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 159 5.34
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2 111 3.72
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 106 3.56
Nationwide Fellowship Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 63 2.11
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 50 1.68
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 27 0.91
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 10 0.34
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 3 0.10
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 29,800 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (10,585) included 35.5% 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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