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Alexandria city, Virginia

Religious Traditions, 2010

11,290 6,813 16,973 400 18,596 9,879 76,015
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 Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 117 0.8
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 350 2.5
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 584 4.2
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 5,587 39.9
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 175 1.3
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 4 18,596 132.9
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 600 4.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 676 4.8
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 205 1.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 145 1.0
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 58 0.4
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 93 0.7
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 301 2.2
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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3 508 3.6
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 617 4.4
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 362 2.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 1,599 11.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 5,671 40.5
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 455 3.3
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 1,051 7.5
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 177 1.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 8 8,139 58.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 440 3.1
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 2,495 17.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 4,671 33.4
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 400 2.9
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 140 1.0
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 2 152 1.1
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 41 0.3
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 2,929 20.9
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 1,334 9.5
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 25 0.2
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 3,436 24.5
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 60 0.4
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 1,750 12.5
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 12 0.1
Totals: 95 63,951  

The population of Alexandria city, Virginia was 139,966 in 2010; in 2000 it was 128,283. The total population changed 9.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (63,951) included 45.7% 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.