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Religious Traditions, 2010

12,017 222 9,021 6,600 115 1,409 35,819
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 80 1.23
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 1,067 16.36
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 12 0.18
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 84 1.29
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 300 4.60
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 6,600 101.22
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 87 1.33
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 1,095 16.79
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 188 2.88
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 223 3.42
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 51 0.78
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 9 2,516 38.59
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 525 8.05
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 829 12.71
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 35 0.54
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 1 --- ---
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 64 0.98
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
11 3,949 60.56
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 22 0.34
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 802 12.30
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 163 2.50
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 222 3.40
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 122 1.87
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 22 5,121 78.54
Unaffiliated Conservative Amish Mennonite Church* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 38 0.58
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 20 4,874 74.75
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 313 4.80
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 2 0.03
Totals: 101 29,384  

The population of Fauquier County, Virginia was 65,203 in 2010; in 2000 it was 55,139. The total population changed 18.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (29,384) included 45.1% 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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