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Salem 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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 8 4,354 171.78
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 4 3,940 155.45
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 4 2,410 95.08
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 1,818 71.73
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 1 1,731 68.29
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 2 638 25.17
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 578 22.80
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 492 19.41
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 481 18.98
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1 410 16.18
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 407 16.06
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 378 14.91
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 2 360 14.20
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 288 11.36
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 190 7.50
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 175 6.90
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 120 4.73
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 86 3.39
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 57 2.25
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 1
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 1
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2

The population of this county was 25,346 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (18,913) included 74.6% 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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