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Richmond, VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

288,088 30,218 163,423 74,353 2,418 56,991 592,610
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 312 171,694 142.12
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 36 74,353 61.55
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 136 71,413 59.11
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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205 68,027 56.31
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 11 35,044 29.01
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 39 30,342 25.12
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 64 29,778 24.65
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 73 21,314 17.64
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 23 20,862 17.27
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 25 11,675 9.66
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 26 10,886 9.01
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 22 8,023 6.64
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 17 5,425 4.49
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 23 5,132 4.25
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 4,976 4.12
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 9 3,863 3.20
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 8 3,862 3.20
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 3,737 3.09
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 10 3,557 2.94
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 15 3,290 2.72
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 20 2,773 2.30
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 2 2,549 2.11
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 5 2,361 1.95
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 2 1,759 1.46
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,720 1.42
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 17 1,569 1.30
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 9 1,502 1.24
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 2 1,428 1.18
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 1,000 0.83
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 950 0.79
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 948 0.78
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 4 721 0.60
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 3 700 0.58
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 588 0.49
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 555 0.46
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 539 0.45
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 499 0.41
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 4 444 0.37
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 430 0.36
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 395 0.33
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 386 0.32
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 351 0.29
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 311 0.26
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 308 0.25
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 290 0.24
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 280 0.23
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 256 0.21
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 245 0.20
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 237 0.20
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 193 0.16
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 180 0.15
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 179 0.15
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 174 0.14
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 158 0.13
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 145 0.12
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 141 0.12
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 137 0.11
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 133 0.11
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 2 108 0.09
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 100 0.08
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 90 0.07
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 76 0.06
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 70 0.06
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 4 61 0.05
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 45 0.04
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 44 0.04
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 41 0.03
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 29 0.02
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 18 0.01
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 12 0.01
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 10 0.01
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 --- ---
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 --- ---
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 27 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 6 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 19 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 8 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Totals: 1,335 615,491  

The population of the Richmond, VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,208,101 in 2010; in 2000 it was 1,055,683. The total population changed 14.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (615,491) included 50.9% 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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