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Richmond city, Virginia

Religious Traditions, 2010

47,991 21,341 47,637 2,030 18,540 15,074 51,601
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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 40 23,209 113.7
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 24 20,628 101.0
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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51 19,821 97.1
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 10 18,540 90.8
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 14 14,520 71.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 12 11,153 54.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 14 7,877 38.6
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 6,992 34.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 4,870 23.8
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 7 3,621 17.7
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 2 2,549 12.5
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,600 7.8
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 1,528 7.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 1,514 7.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 1,446 7.1
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 2 1,428 7.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,320 6.5
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 1,000 4.9
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 951 4.7
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 879 4.3
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 733 3.6
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 3 700 3.4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 635 3.1
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 588 2.9
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 557 2.7
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 555 2.7
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 529 2.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 470 2.3
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 430 2.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 315 1.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 277 1.4
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 226 1.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 201 1.0
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 167 0.8
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 141 0.7
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 131 0.6
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 102 0.5
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 100 0.5
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 88 0.4
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 63 0.3
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 41 0.2
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 36 0.2
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 35 0.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 35 0.2
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 12 0.1
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 4 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 275 152,613  

The population of Richmond city, Virginia was 204,214 in 2010; in 2000 it was 197,790. The total population changed 3.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (152,613) included 74.7% 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.