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Richmond, VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

288,088 30,218 163,423 2,418 74,353 56,991 592,610
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 0.5
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 9 1,502 1.2
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 18 0.0
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 39 30,342 25.1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 --- ---
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 41 0.0
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 90 0.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 26 10,886 9.0
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 4 444 0.4
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 29 0.0
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 4 721 0.6
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 395 0.3
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 2 108 0.1
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 36 74,353 61.5
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 290 0.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 23 5,132 4.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 22 8,023 6.6
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 555 0.5
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 100 0.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 4,976 4.1
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 --- ---
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 9 3,863 3.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 351 0.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 25 11,675 9.7
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 27 --- ---
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 386 0.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 17 5,425 4.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 20 2,773 2.3
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 137 0.1
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 180 0.1
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 44 0.0
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 76 0.1
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 2 1,428 1.2
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 430 0.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 64 29,778 24.6
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 70 0.1
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 237 0.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 8 3,862 3.2
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 499 0.4
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 539 0.4
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 311 0.3
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 6 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,720 1.4
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 2 1,759 1.5
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 4 61 0.1
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 12 0.0
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 1,000 0.8
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 45 0.0
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 245 0.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 17 1,569 1.3
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 19 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 10 3,557 2.9
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 256 0.2
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 141 0.1
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 11 35,044 29.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 193 0.2
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 308 0.3
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 23 20,862 17.3
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 179 0.1
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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205 68,027 56.3
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 133 0.1
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 3 700 0.6
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 73 21,314 17.6
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 3,737 3.1
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 5 2,361 2.0
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 2 2,549 2.1
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 280 0.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 15 3,290 2.7
Sikh Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 312 171,694 142.1
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 948 0.8
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 950 0.8
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 8 --- ---
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 136 71,413 59.1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 174 0.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 158 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 145 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 10 0.0
Totals: 1,335 615,491  

The population of the Richmond, VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,208,101 in 2010; in 2000 it was 1,055,683. The total population changed 14.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (615,491) included 50.9% of the total population in 2010.

Richmond, VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 17 counties: Amelia County, Virginia, Caroline County, Virginia, Charles City County, Virginia, Chesterfield County, Virginia, Colonial Heights city, Virginia, Dinwiddie County, Virginia, Goochland County, Virginia, Hanover County, Virginia, Henrico County, Virginia, Hopewell city, Virginia, King William County, Virginia, New Kent County, Virginia, Petersburg city, Virginia, Powhatan County, Virginia, Prince George County, Virginia, Richmond city, Virginia, Sussex 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 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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