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Religious Traditions, 2010

86,344 370 35,802 17,097 135 16,624 150,563
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 62 55,858 181.99
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
35 18,749 61.08
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 22 18,078 58.90
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 6 17,097 55.70
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 4 13,744 44.78
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 10 7,002 22.81
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 5,647 18.40
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 4,754 15.49
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 2,841 9.26
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 2,213 7.21
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 1,559 5.08
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 1,402 4.57
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 1,014 3.30
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 1,008 3.28
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 721 2.35
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 675 2.20
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 536 1.75
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 510 1.66
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 499 1.63
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 429 1.40
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 303 0.99
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 202 0.66
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 200 0.65
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 197 0.64
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 185 0.60
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 185 0.60
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 129 0.42
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 128 0.42
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 101 0.33
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 90 0.29
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 88 0.29
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 70 0.23
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 47 0.15
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 45 0.15
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 26 0.08
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 23 0.07
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 17 0.06
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 3 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Totals: 229 156,372  

The population of Henrico County, Virginia was 306,935 in 2010; in 2000 it was 262,300. The total population changed 17.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (156,372) included 50.9% 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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