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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
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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57 19,593 80.70
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 31 15,410 63.47
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 4,361 17.96
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 16 5,362 22.08
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 12 2,184 8.99
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 10 8,183 33.70
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 10 4,780 19.69
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 7 11,457 47.19
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 7 0 0.00
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 7 5,339 21.99
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 7 --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 1,242 5.12
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 1,268 5.22
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 800 3.29
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 1,980 8.15
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 893 3.68
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 4 --- ---
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 772 3.18
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 3,198 13.17
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 1,374 5.66
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 408 1.68
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 10,308 42.45
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 2 114 0.47
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 120 0.49
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 80 0.33
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 500 2.06
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 2 2,187 9.01
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 710 2.92
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 125 0.51
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 930 3.83
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 35 0.14
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 137 0.56
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 240 0.99
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 420 1.73
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 59 0.24
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 0.00
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 2,100 8.65
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 11 0.05
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 96 0.40
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 840 3.46
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 450 1.85
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 1,601 6.59
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 0.62
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 481 1.98
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 289 1.19
Totals: 268 110,587  

The population of Norfolk city, Virginia was 242,803 in 2010; in 2000 it was 234,403. The total population changed 3.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (110,587) included 45.5% 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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