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Prince William County, Virginia

Religious Traditions, 2010

36,833 6,926 18,644   59,551 23,214 256,834
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 2 259 0.6
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 129 0.3
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 97 0.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 129 0.3
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 6 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 8,756 21.8
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 158 0.4
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 2 1,011 2.5
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 396 1.0
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 6 59,551 148.1
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 155 0.4
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 0 ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 1,287 3.2
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 194 0.5
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 10 3,949 9.8
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 498 1.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 425 1.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 791 2.0
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 72 0.2
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 79 0.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 6 2,987 7.4
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 53 0.1
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 808 2.0
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 5 17,480 43.5
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 135 0.3
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 6,344 15.8
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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23 10,543 26.2
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 15 0.0
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 2,760 6.9
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 516 1.3
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 211 0.5
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church Hanover Presbytery Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 75 0.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 10 1,948 4.8
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 33 9,740 24.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 13 12,689 31.6
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 413 1.0
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 416 1.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 9 0.0
Totals: 198 145,168  

The population of Prince William County, Virginia was 402,002 in 2010; in 2000 it was 280,813. The total population changed 43.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (145,168) included 36.1% of the total population in 2010.

* 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.