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Religious Traditions, 2010

5,097 728 6,971 7,630 150 1,436 4,191
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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 182 6.95
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 364 13.89
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 182 6.95
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 7,630 291.19
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 1,200 45.80
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 546 20.84
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 209 7.98
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 180 6.87
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 16 0.61
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
5 933 35.61
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 4.16
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 181 6.91
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 309 11.79
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,310 49.99
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 17 0.65
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 87 3.32
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 405 15.46
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 621 23.70
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 849 32.40
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 53 2.02
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 1,343 51.25
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 129 4.92
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 3,571 136.28
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 5.72
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 14 0.53
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,076 41.06
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 100 3.82
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 246 9.39
Totals: 54 22,012  

The population of Winchester city, Virginia was 26,203 in 2010; in 2000 it was 23,585. The total population changed 11.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (22,012) included 84.0% 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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