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Religious Traditions, 2010

11,453 510 7,580 10,777 460 4,687 8,008
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 3 10,777 247.89
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 6,781 155.97
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 3,436 79.03
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 2,507 57.67
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 2,460 56.58
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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11 2,250 51.75
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 1,901 43.73
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 1,032 23.74
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 597 13.73
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 2 504 11.59
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 340 7.82
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 340 7.82
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 306 7.04
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 270 6.21
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 261 6.00
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 231 5.31
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 213 4.90
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 170 3.91
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 162 3.73
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 157 3.61
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 120 2.76
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 105 2.42
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 103 2.37
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 91 2.09
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 79 1.82
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 60 1.38
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 59 1.36
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 54 1.24
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 47 1.08
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 39 0.90
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 15 0.35
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 1 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Totals: 71 35,467  

The population of Charlottesville city, Virginia was 43,475 in 2010; in 2000 it was 45,049. The total population changed -3.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (35,467) included 81.6% 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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