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Danville, VA, Micropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

37,275 850 9,214 72 2,504 4,289 52,357
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 56 23,293 218.6
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
36 6,858 64.4
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 37 6,815 64.0
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 3,436 32.2
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 2 2,504 23.5
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 1,879 17.6
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 1,727 16.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 10 1,493 14.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 1,109 10.4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 746 7.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 6 592 5.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 439 4.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 5 379 3.6
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 358 3.4
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 355 3.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 319 3.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 253 2.4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 219 2.1
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 180 1.7
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 180 1.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 2 168 1.6
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 165 1.5
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 129 1.2
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 92 0.9
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 86 0.8
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 84 0.8
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 74 0.7
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 72 0.7
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 72 0.7
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 60 0.6
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 47 0.4
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 11 0.1
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 10 0.1
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 3 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Totals: 225 54,204  

The population of the Danville, VA, Micropolitan Statistical Area was 106,561 in 2010; in 2000 it was 110,156. The total population changed -3.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (54,204) included 50.9% of the total population in 2010.

Danville, VA, Micropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 2 counties: Danville city, Virginia, Pittsylvania County, 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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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