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Religious Traditions, 2010

15,609 57 9,449 3,249 5,115 60,913
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 20 5,824 61.70
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 17 5,644 59.79
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
17 3,774 39.98
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 3,686 39.05
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 3 3,249 34.42
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 2,304 24.41
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 5 1,159 12.28
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 1,135 12.02
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,092 11.57
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 973 10.31
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 827 8.76
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 549 5.82
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 489 5.18
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 453 4.80
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 314 3.33
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 284 3.01
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 265 2.81
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 245 2.60
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 207 2.19
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 185 1.96
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 107 1.13
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 100 1.06
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 98 1.04
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 89 0.94
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 79 0.84
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 78 0.83
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 57 0.60
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 50 0.53
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 40 0.42
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 38 0.40
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 37 0.39
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 32 0.34
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 16 0.17
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 1 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 145 33,479  

The population of Montgomery County, Virginia was 94,392 in 2010; in 2000 it was 83,629. The total population changed 12.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (33,479) included 35.5% 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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