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Augusta County, Virginia

Religious Traditions, 2010

14,908 72 13,026 60   21 45,663
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox 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 1 411 5.6
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 234 3.2
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 21 0.3
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 199 2.7
Berea Amish Mennonite* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 17 0.2
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 1 25 0.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 2 743 10.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 160 2.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 81 1.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 19 3,957 53.7
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 1,565 21.2
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 372 5.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 1 55 0.7
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 10 1,132 15.3
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 892 12.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 466 6.3
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 72 1.0
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
8 2,121 28.8
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 1.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 19 3,574 48.5
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 193 2.6
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 60 0.8
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 3,333 45.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 162 2.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 28 8,133 110.3
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Totals: 129 28,087  

The population of Augusta County, Virginia was 73,750 in 2010; in 2000 it was 65,615. The total population changed 12.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (28,087) included 38.1% 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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