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