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Religious Traditions, 2010

7,102 163 5,810 2,237 500 7,934
Evangelical Protestant Black 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
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 3,204 134.93
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 2,751 115.85
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 1,573 66.24
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 1,535 64.64
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
6 1,513 63.72
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 1,002 42.20
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 749 31.54
United Catholic Church, Inc. Catholic Catholicism 1 702 29.56
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 415 17.48
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 361 15.20
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 284 11.96
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 229 9.64
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 177 7.45
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 153 6.44
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 131 5.52
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 113 4.76
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 4.59
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 106 4.46
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 104 4.38
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 104 4.38
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 97 4.08
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 86 3.62
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 67 2.82
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 62 2.61
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 59 2.48
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 33 1.39
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 31 1.31
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 26 1.09
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 20 0.84
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 16 0.67
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 0.00
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 1 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Totals: 66 15,812  

The population of Staunton city, Virginia was 23,746 in 2010; in 2000 it was 23,853. The total population changed -0.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (15,812) included 66.6% 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 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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