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Religious Traditions, 2010

17,871 356 7,704 6,288 50 1,978 94,714
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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 25 11,498 89.16
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 6,288 48.76
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 4,503 34.92
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
18 3,788 29.37
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 6 1,937 15.02
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 1,098 8.51
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 897 6.96
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 610 4.73
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 596 4.62
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 355 2.75
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 329 2.55
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 318 2.47
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 269 2.09
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 254 1.97
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 216 1.67
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 207 1.61
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 189 1.47
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 181 1.40
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 166 1.29
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 140 1.09
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 110 0.85
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 102 0.79
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.70
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 50 0.39
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 35 0.27
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 15 0.12
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 6 0.05
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Totals: 95 34,247  

The population of Stafford County, Virginia was 128,961 in 2010; in 2000 it was 92,446. The total population changed 39.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (34,247) included 26.6% 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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