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Norfolk city (Virginia)

Religious Traditions, 2010

41,600 12,005 24,956 11,457 2,285 18,284 132,216
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 67 59,116 121.63
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 44 27,827 57.25
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 13 16,308 33.55
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 13 14,252 29.32
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 18 10,697 22.01
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 28 8,970 18.46
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 14 7,975 16.41
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 9 3,768 7.75
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 16 3,230 6.65
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 3,095 6.37
Jewish Other Judaism 5 2,772 5.70
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 15 2,724 5.60
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 2,412 4.96
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 2,071 4.26
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 1,516 3.12
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 1,507 3.10
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 1,365 2.81
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 1,317 2.71
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 1,245 2.56
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 1,098 2.26
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 1,075 2.21
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 778 1.60
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 500 1.03
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 426 0.88
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 420 0.86
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 362 0.74
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 310 0.64
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 133 0.27
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 60 0.12
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 0 0 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 0 0 0.00
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 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
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 0 0 0.00
Totals: 318 177,329  

The population of Norfolk city, Virginia was 486,042 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (177,329) included 36.5% 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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