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Danville city, Virginia

Religious Traditions, 2010

19,334 468 4,351 72 2,504 4,157 12,169
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 17 9,420 218.8
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
29 5,732 133.1
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 3,436 79.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 9 3,157 73.3
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 2,504 58.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 1,727 40.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 893 20.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 756 17.6
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 614 14.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 439 10.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 319 7.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 2 246 5.7
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 219 5.1
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 180 4.2
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 180 4.2
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 2 168 3.9
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 129 3.0
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 1 119 2.8
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 105 2.4
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 92 2.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 87 2.0
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 86 2.0
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 72 1.7
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 60 1.4
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 48 1.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 47 1.1
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 30 0.7
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 11 0.3
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 10 0.2
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 1 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Totals: 100 30,886  

The population of Danville city, Virginia was 43,055 in 2010; in 2000 it was 48,411. The total population changed -11.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (30,886) included 71.7% 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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.

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