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Roanoke city, Virginia

Religious Traditions, 2010

35,738 3,429 17,761 525 5,367 8,593 25,619
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 3 423 4.4
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 181 1.9
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 897 9.2
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 24 0.2
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 42 0.4
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 130 1.3
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 11 0.1
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 456 4.7
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 3 5,367 55.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 6 2,300 23.7
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 3 926 9.5
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 177 1.8
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 100 1.0
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 4 859 8.9
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 347 3.6
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 1,619 16.7
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 1,417 14.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 3 147 1.5
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 359 3.7
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.9
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 1.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 2,334 24.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 1,168 12.0
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 36 0.4
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 27 0.3
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 4 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 275 2.8
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 1,284 13.2
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 143 1.5
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 6,872 70.8
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 63 0.6
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 5 1,966 20.3
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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34 5,861 60.4
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 4,725 48.7
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 163 1.7
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 475 4.9
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 317 3.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 602 6.2
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 28 20,660 212.9
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 1.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 290 3.0
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 12 6,167 63.6
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 1,863 19.2
Totals: 184 71,413  

The population of Roanoke city, Virginia was 97,032 in 2010; in 2000 it was 94,911. The total population changed 2.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (71,413) included 73.6% 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.


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