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Roanoke County (Virginia)

Religious Traditions, 2010

22,471 109 7,773 3,536 0 1,748 56,739
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 48 42,305 214.61
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 30 19,553 99.19
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 15 4,668 23.68
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 7,567 38.39
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 9 3,906 19.82
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 9 4,204 21.33
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 2,399 12.17
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 7 1,036 5.26
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 690 3.50
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 575 2.92
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 667 3.38
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 5 5,995 30.41
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 1,395 7.08
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 1,624 8.24
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 3,647 18.50
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 862 4.37
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 1,217 6.17
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,484 7.53
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 587 2.98
Jewish Other Judaism 2 416 2.11
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 493 2.50
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 431 2.19
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 79 0.40
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 131 0.66
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 81 0.41
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 175 0.89
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 34 0.17
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 108 0.55
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 751 3.81
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 39 0.20
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 187 0.95
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 12 0.06
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 539 2.73
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 179 0.91
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist 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
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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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
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 0 0 0.00
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
Totals: 206 108,036  

The population of Roanoke County, Virginia was 197,123 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (108,036) included 54.8% 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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