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Pinellas County, Florida

Denominational Groups, 2000

91,280 78,841 10,331 112,037 31,825 597,168
Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational "adherents" include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The historically African American denominations are not included in the 2000 congregation and membership totals. Many are also missing in 1990 and most historically African American denominations are missing in the 1980 reports.
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Reports


Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 4 958 1.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 3 683 0.7
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox 2 176 0.2
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Etchmiadzin Orthodox 1 700 0.8
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 17 8,574 9.3
Bahá'í Other Theology 4 530 0.6
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 2 227 0.3
Buddhism Other Theology 8 n.a. n.a.
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 3 n.a. n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic 31 112,037 121.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 7 851 0.9
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 4 1,382 1.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 9 11,518 12.5
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 3 106 0.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 4 675 0.7
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 13 5,762 6.3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 2 96 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 5 2,241 2.4
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 1 140 0.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 14 1,902 2.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 24 4,611 5.0
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 3 221 0.2
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 21 9,657 10.5
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 3 498 0.5
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 1 141 0.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 18 8,330 9.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 3 575 0.6
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 2 56 0.1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 47 0.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 3 7,275 7.9
Hindu Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 6 2,570 2.8
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 3 281 0.3
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant 3 2,054 2.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 5 313 0.3
Jain Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 12 24,200 26.3
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 8 6,175 6.7
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 1 40 0.0
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 4 4,239 4.6
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 1 100 0.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 1 97 0.1
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant 4 1,783 1.9
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 2 205 0.2
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1 200 0.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 33 12,273 13.3
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 4 243 0.3
Primitive Baptist Churches--Old Line Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 2 225 0.2
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 3 2,243 2.4
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox 2 1,600 1.7
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 7 1,940 2.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 44 36,121 39.2
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox 1 300 0.3
Tao Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox 1 75 0.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 4 615 0.7
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 9 3,253 3.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 41 40,350 43.8
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 1 478 0.5
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 1 301 0.3
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 4 1,315 1.4
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 3 756 0.8
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 436 324,314  
Total (Adjusted)**:   382,037  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 851,659; in 2000 it was 921,482. The total population changed 8.2%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (324,314) include 35.2% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (382,037) include 41.5% of the population.

Source

*The “Unadjusted Totals” come from the 1990 and 2000 data collected by representatives of the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). While quite comprehensive, this data excludes most of the historically African-American denominations and some other major groups. As a result, these numbers will be an underestimate of the total adherence rate, particularly in areas with a large African-American population. The 2000 data included 149 religious groups and the final results are published in Religious Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Copyright © 2002, All rights reserved. The 1990 data included 132 groups and the final results are published in Churches and Church Membership in the United States 1990 Copyright © 1990, All rights reserved. Published by Glenmary Research Center, 1312 Fifth Ave., North, Nashville, TN 37208. www.glenmary.org [More information on the data collection]

**The “Adjusted Totals” include all adherents in the denominations counted by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and estimates adherent totals for the historically African-American denominations and other religious groups not listed in the ASARB totals. An article by Roger Finke and Christopher P. Scheitle (2005) reviews how these estimates were computed.

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2000 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of approximately 8 (8.1) in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County are Episcopalian.

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