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Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

36,104 580 22,013   3,480 5,805 110,255
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
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 79 14,665 82.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 42 12,058 67.7
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 33 4,748 26.6
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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31 7,271 40.8
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 20 2,391 13.4
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 18 1,974 11.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 2,304 12.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 2,930 16.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 2,107 11.8
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 10 1,702 9.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 689 3.9
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 715 4.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 354 2.0
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 6 3,480 19.5
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 149 0.8
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 6 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 284 1.6
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 5 1,771 9.9
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 1,227 6.9
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 291 1.6
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 353 2.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 203 1.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 587 3.3
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 523 2.9
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 320 1.8
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 62 0.3
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 3,686 20.7
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
(Original) Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 57 0.3
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 39 0.2
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 120 0.7
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 107 0.6
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 48 0.3
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 100 0.6
Federation of Reformed Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 16 0.1
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 50 0.3
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 40 0.2
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.6
Reformed Presbyterian Church General Assembly Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 89 0.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 284 1.6
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 79 0.4
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 394 67,982  

The population of the Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 178,237 in 2010; in 2000 it was 165,146. The total population changed 7.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (67,982) included 38.1% of the total population in 2010.

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 5 counties: Floyd County, Virginia, Giles County, Virginia, Montgomery County, Virginia, Pulaski County, Virginia, Radford city, Virginia.

* 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.