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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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 2,003 6.9
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 1,261 4.4
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 37 0.1
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 143 0.5
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 124 0.4
Buddhists Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 7 10,681 37.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 218 0.8
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 15 4,578 15.9
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 16 3,884 13.5
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 614 2.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 1,238 4.3
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 491 1.7
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 6 2,041 7.1
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 38 6,923 24.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 1,307 4.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 661 2.3
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 10 4,589 15.9
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 12 3,884 13.5
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 42 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 676 2.3
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 128 0.4
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 55 0.2
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 534 1.9
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 310 1.1
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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4 1,720 6.0
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 2,807 9.7
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 2 900 3.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 260 0.9
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 65 0.2
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups --- --- ---
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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--- --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 38 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 200 0.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 21 7,209 25.0
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 302 1.0
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 712 2.5
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 870 3.0
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 96 62,908 218.2
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 232 0.8
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 71 22,803 79.1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 3,485 12.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 52 0.2
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 404 150,985  

The population of the Roanoke, VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 288,309 in 2000; in 1990 it was 268,398. The total population changed 7.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (150,985) included 52.4% of the total population in 2000.

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.