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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 Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 96 62,908 218.20
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 71 22,803 79.09
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 7 10,681 37.05
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 21 7,209 25.00
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 38 6,923 24.01
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 10 4,589 15.92
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 15 4,578 15.88
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 16 3,884 13.47
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 12 3,884 13.47
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 3,485 12.09
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 2,807 9.74
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 6 2,041 7.08
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 2,003 6.95
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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4 1,720 5.97
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 1,307 4.53
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 1,261 4.37
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 1,238 4.29
Jewish Other Judaism 2 900 3.12
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 870 3.02
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 712 2.47
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 676 2.34
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 661 2.29
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 614 2.13
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 534 1.85
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 491 1.70
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 310 1.08
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 302 1.05
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 260 0.90
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 232 0.80
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 218 0.76
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 200 0.69
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 143 0.50
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 128 0.44
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 124 0.43
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 65 0.23
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 55 0.19
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 52 0.18
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 42 0.15
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 38 0.13
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 37 0.13
Buddhists Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
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.

* 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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