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Harrisonburg, VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

27,766 171 18,611 4,736 4,811 69,133
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant 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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 171 1.37
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 228 1.82
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 545 4.35
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 55 0.44
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 739 5.90
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 2 4,736 37.82
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 397 3.17
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 671 5.36
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 26 0.21
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 131 1.05
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,030 8.22
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 27 6,525 52.10
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 2,378 18.99
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 73 0.58
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 167 1.33
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 61 0.49
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.72
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 619 4.94
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 8 1,984 15.84
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 233 1.86
Federation of Reformed Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 154 1.23
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 46 0.37
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 50 0.40
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 693 5.53
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 28 4,252 33.95
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 3,436 27.44
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 186 1.49
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
23 5,202 41.54
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 2,792 22.30
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 1,096 8.75
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 192 1.53
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 154 1.23
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 265 2.12
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 3,678 29.37
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 98 0.78
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 983 7.85
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 41 11,959 95.50
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Totals: 227 56,095  

The population of the Harrisonburg, VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 125,228 in 2010; in 2000 it was 108,193. The total population changed 15.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (56,095) included 44.8% of the total population in 2010.

* 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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