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