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Hernando County, Florida

Religious Traditions, 2010

20,205 293 6,482 235 17,068 2,774 125,721
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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 293 1.7
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 60 0.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 4,527 26.2
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 57 0.3
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 7 17,068 98.8
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 304 1.8
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 1 46 0.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 3 1,166 6.7
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 0 ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 378 2.2
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 123 0.7
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 982 5.7
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 608 3.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 5 389 2.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 711 4.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 150 0.9
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 1,166 6.7
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 423 2.4
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 125 0.7
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 3 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 852 4.9
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 1,397 8.1
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
19 3,567 20.6
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 50 0.3
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.6
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 881 5.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 65 0.4
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 316 1.8
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 82 0.5
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 390 2.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 18 6,176 35.7
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 22 0.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 302 1.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 3,376 19.5
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 757 4.4
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 139 0.8
Totals: 120 47,057  

The population of Hernando County, Florida was 172,778 in 2010; in 2000 it was 130,802. The total population changed 32.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (47,057) included 27.2% 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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