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Rockingham County (Virginia)

Religious Traditions, 2010

18,357 12,614 171 119 45,053
Evangelical 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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 135 1.99
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 39 0.58
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 500 7.38
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 333 4.92
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 797 11.77
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 50 0.74
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 363 5.36
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 24 5,825 86.01
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 589 8.70
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 30 0.44
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 1,011 14.93
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 8 1,852 27.35
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 174 2.57
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 202 2.98
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 166 2.45
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 512 7.56
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 25 5,864 86.59
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 9 583 8.61
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 163 2.41
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 206 3.04
Old Order Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 1,030 15.21
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 45 0.66
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 3,788 55.93
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 210 3.10
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 130 1.92
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 1,774 26.19
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 1,375 20.30
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 36 9,210 135.99
Totals: 171 36,956  

The population of Rockingham County, Virginia was 67,725 in 2000; in 1990 it was 88,189. The total population changed -23.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (36,956) included 54.6% of the total population in 2000.

* 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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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