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Roanoke, VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

97,947 3,727 40,726 555 11,556 12,297 141,899
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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 108 57,031 184.7
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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70 14,174 45.9
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 64 21,673 70.2
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 41 6,600 21.4
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 22 7,169 23.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 15 4,248 13.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 3,422 11.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 1,547 5.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 11 2,715 8.8
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 2,637 8.5
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 2,387 7.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 658 2.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 9 3,182 10.3
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 8 11,556 37.4
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 574 1.9
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 7 3,490 11.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 1,649 5.3
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 7 2,036 6.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 962 3.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 6 1,569 5.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 2,521 8.2
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 6 --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 651 2.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 272 0.9
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 5 859 2.8
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 5 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 181 0.6
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 189 0.6
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 192 0.6
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 222 0.7
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 6,872 22.3
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 363 1.2
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 11 0.0
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 456 1.5
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 30 0.1
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 268 0.9
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 29 0.1
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 359 1.2
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.3
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.3
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 36 0.1
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 27 0.1
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 275 0.9
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 150 0.5
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 137 0.4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 276 0.9
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 1,312 4.2
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 143 0.5
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 63 0.2
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 28 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.4
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 475 1.5
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 317 1.0
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 0.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 290 0.9
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 74 0.2
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 2 0.0
Totals: 538 166,808  

The population of the Roanoke, VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 308,707 in 2010; in 2000 it was 288,309. The total population changed 7.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (166,808) included 54.0% of the total population in 2010.

Roanoke, VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 6 counties: Botetourt County, Virginia, Craig County, Virginia, Franklin County, Virginia, Roanoke city, Virginia, Roanoke County, Virginia, Salem 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.