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Alexandria city, 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 4 16,684 104.62
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 8 8,137 51.03
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 7 6,202 38.89
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 5,806 36.41
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 9 4,608 28.90
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 2,600 16.30
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 2,489 15.61
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 2,216 13.90
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 1,566 9.82
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2 1,438 9.02
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 6 1,376 8.63
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 1,296 8.13
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 1 1,200 7.53
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 2 1,063 6.67
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 6 1,032 6.47
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2 902 5.66
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 698 4.38
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 608 3.81
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 527 3.30
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 393 2.46
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 350 2.19
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 300 1.88
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 300 1.88
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 300 1.88
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 221 1.39
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 215 1.35
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 210 1.32
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 1 210 1.32
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 151 0.95
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 145 0.91
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 85 0.53
North American and Europe Region of the Knanaya Archdiocese of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 80 0.50
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 32 0.20
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 30 0.19
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 26 0.16
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Anglican Catholic Church Other Christians Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1

The population of this county was 159,467 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (63,496) included 39.8% 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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