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