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Manatee County, Florida

Religious Traditions, 2010

48,255 2,519 17,180 960 50,700 2,347 200,872
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 9 50,700 157.0
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 39 17,856 55.3
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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44 17,481 54.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 16 10,994 34.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 2,173 6.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 1,949 6.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 1,687 5.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,686 5.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 4 1,381 4.3
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 1,293 4.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 1,246 3.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 1,071 3.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 1,006 3.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 962 3.0
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 870 2.7
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 832 2.6
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 727 2.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 695 2.2
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 570 1.8
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 511 1.6
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 487 1.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 433 1.3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 430 1.3
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 428 1.3
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 416 1.3
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 406 1.3
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 356 1.1
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 302 0.9
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 290 0.9
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 289 0.9
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 242 0.7
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 238 0.7
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 2 205 0.6
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 190 0.6
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 178 0.6
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 131 0.4
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 121 0.4
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 119 0.4
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 116 0.4
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.3
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 98 0.3
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 94 0.3
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 90 0.3
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 88 0.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 85 0.3
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 73 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 64 0.2
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 60 0.2
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 55 0.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 46 0.1
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 26 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 6 0.0
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 4 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 244 121,961  

The population of Manatee County, Florida was 322,833 in 2010; in 2000 it was 264,002. The total population changed 22.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (121,961) included 37.8% 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.