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Hillsborough County, Florida

Religious Traditions, 2010

224,054 21,160 59,348 2,463 130,973 50,901 740,327
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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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 28 130,973 106.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 195 102,178 83.1
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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173 67,239 54.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 42 35,452 28.8
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 11 20,970 17.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 46 11,223 9.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 53 10,708 8.7
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 16 8,990 7.3
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 20 8,703 7.1
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 8 8,029 6.5
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 4 7,283 5.9
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 44 7,164 5.8
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 14 6,738 5.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 12 6,061 4.9
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 22 5,876 4.8
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 11 4,039 3.3
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 21 4,000 3.3
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 4 3,893 3.2
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 10 3,720 3.0
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 3 2,663 2.2
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 2,635 2.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 17 2,471 2.0
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 2 2,379 1.9
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 4 2,262 1.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 1,704 1.4
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 1,403 1.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 1,219 1.0
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,200 1.0
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 1,020 0.8
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,003 0.8
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 950 0.8
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 874 0.7
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 870 0.7
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 845 0.7
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 8 840 0.7
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 5 809 0.7
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 6 738 0.6
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 673 0.5
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 601 0.5
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 587 0.5
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 552 0.4
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 4 550 0.4
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 527 0.4
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 490 0.4
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 433 0.4
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 422 0.3
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 381 0.3
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 3 378 0.3
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 346 0.3
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 344 0.3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 341 0.3
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 327 0.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 311 0.3
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 262 0.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 245 0.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 225 0.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 206 0.2
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 5 189 0.2
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 180 0.1
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 175 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 157 0.1
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 3 138 0.1
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 121 0.1
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 120 0.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 109 0.1
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 103 0.1
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 80 0.1
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 78 0.1
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 35 0.0
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 31 0.0
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 28 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 20 0.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 10 0.0
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 4 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 22 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 --- ---
United Pentecostal Council of the Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 5 --- ---
Totals: 1,005 488,899  

The population of Hillsborough County, Florida was 1,229,226 in 2010; in 2000 it was 998,948. The total population changed 23.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (488,899) included 39.8% 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 www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

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.