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Pulaski County (Virginia)

Religious Traditions, 2010

9,065 176 4,958 81 3 20,589
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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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 24 4,807 136.45
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 2,309 65.54
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 1,591 45.16
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 1,551 44.03
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 1,109 31.48
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 6 840 23.84
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 743 21.09
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 464 13.17
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 363 10.30
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 301 8.54
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 281 7.98
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 171 4.85
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 149 4.23
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 140 3.97
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 131 3.72
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 93 2.64
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 89 2.53
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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0 0 0.00
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Totals: 71 15,132  

The population of Pulaski County, Virginia was 35,229 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (15,132) included 43.0% of the total population in 1980.

* 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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