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Charlottesville 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 2 14,302 307.22
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 17 6,363 136.68
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 14 5,880 126.31
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 2,262 48.59
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 3 1,932 41.50
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 1,534 32.95
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2 858 18.43
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 574 12.33
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 528 11.34
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 495 10.63
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 492 10.57
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 3 356 7.65
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 262 5.63
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 250 5.37
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 225 4.83
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 202 4.34
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 166 3.57
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 147 3.16
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 125 2.69
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 117 2.51
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 110 2.36
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 100 2.15
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 80 1.72
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 60 1.29
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1 57 1.22
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 55 1.18
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 0 0.00
Episcopal Missionary Church Mainline Protestant 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 1
Every Nation Evangelical Protestant 1

The population of this county was 46,553 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (37,532) included 80.6% 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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