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Bristol 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
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 6 7,300 423.95
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 11 2,825 164.06
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 2,635 153.03
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 6 1,986 115.34
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 552 32.06
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 492 28.57
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 398 23.11
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 315 18.29
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 286 16.61
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 270 15.68
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 238 13.82
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 180 10.45
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 126 7.32
Primitive Baptists, Eastern District Association of Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 123 7.14
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 119 6.91
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 92 5.34
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 80 4.65
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 57 3.31
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 47 2.73
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 16 0.93
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

The population of this county was 17,219 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (18,137) included 105.3% 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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