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Roanoke, VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

97,947 3,727 40,726 11,556 555 12,297 141,899
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Orthodox 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 % Change
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism +2 +2829 +32.4%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +4 +1595 +153.1%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 0 +1334 +61.9%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -1 +1019 +67.8%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +2 +423 +37.6%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +4 +282 +41.5%
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 +141 +293.8%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 +128 +91.4%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 +91 +40.3%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -3 +22 +4%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 +19 +1.2%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 -28 -4.1%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 -30 -32.3%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 -32 -8.1%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 0 -45 -14%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist -1 -51 -1.5%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 -81 -42.6%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 0 -89 -23.5%
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -1 -92 -71.9%
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 -219 -49.7%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness -1 -287 -51.3%
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 0 -332 -64.7%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist -3 -361 -7.8%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +2 -580 -7.5%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 0 -728 -31.7%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 -890 -27.2%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +2 -960 -12.7%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran -1 -1152 -29.8%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism -1 -1339 -29.6%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +16 -1850 -3.1%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -8 -2709 -11.1%
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +2 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 0 --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 0 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 --- ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Totals: +16 -3972 -2.8%

The population of the Roanoke, VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 268,398 in 1990; in 1980 it was 260,081. The total population changed 3.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (157,087) included 58.5% of the total population in 1990.

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.

* 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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