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Fairfax County, Virginia

Religious Traditions, 2010

103,522 1,509 100,525 4,694 184,183 91,925 595,368
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational adherents include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The 2010 reports contain incomplete counts of congregations and adherents belonging to the eight largest historically African-American denominations. These denominations are not included in the 2000 reports and are largely missing from the 1990 and 1980 reports.
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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 8 5,058 5.2
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 1,241 1.3
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 78 0.1
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 14 1,175 1.2
Buddhists Other Other Groups 9 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 26 206,657 213.1
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 564 0.6
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 6 2,637 2.7
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 808 0.8
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 257 0.3
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 415 0.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 364 0.4
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 11 0.0
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 166 0.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 28 11,125 11.5
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 359 0.4
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 999 1.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 640 0.7
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 278 0.3
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 337 0.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 27 19,370 20.0
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 110 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 250 0.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 11 9,899 10.2
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 685 0.7
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 50 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 393 0.4
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 95 0.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Hindus Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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6 8,350 8.6
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 257 0.3
Jain Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 8 15,300 15.8
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 4,454 4.6
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 124 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups --- --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 7 34,564 35.6
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 104 0.1
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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--- --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 305 0.3
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 300 0.3
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 252 0.3
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 9,646 9.9
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 18 5,956 6.1
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Progressive Primitive Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 56 0.1
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 10 1,809 1.9
Sikh Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 64 26,485 27.3
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 4 1,801 1.9
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 3,752 3.9
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 50 42,462 43.8
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 1,082 1.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 333 0.3
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 406 421,413  

The population of Fairfax County, Virginia was 969,749 in 2000; in 1990 it was 847,784. The total population changed 14.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (421,413) included 43.5% of the total population in 2000.

* In an effort to better match the ASARB standards for adherents, a few religious bodies changed the way their adherents were reported in 2010, including the Catholic Church, Amish groups, Friends groups, Jewish groups, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Non-denominational Christian Churches, and the United Methodist Church. This change does not affect any of the data in the newly released 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. In fact, the data for these groups are now more comparable to that of other bodies than it was in previous decadal reports.

However, the change in methodology can distort assessments on growth or decline between 2000 and 2010 for each of these groups. County-level 2000 data using the new methodology are not readily available. ASARB staff has adjusted some 2000 county-level adherent statistics to allow for a more accurate picture on growth or decline. The revised maps and charts are now available on-line at www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

2010 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 236 religious groups, providing information on the number of their congregations and adherents within each state and county in the United States. Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E. Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study, published by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). [More information on the data collection]

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2010 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of 7.6 in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that about 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County were Episcopalian.