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Marion County, Florida

Religious Traditions, 2010

59,057 3,996 16,032 82 31,957 4,456 215,718
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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 70 20,032 60.5
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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56 20,476 61.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 26 9,267 28.0
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 4,279 12.9
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 15 2,101 6.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 2,598 7.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 1,486 4.5
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 10 31,957 96.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 2,877 8.7
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 9 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 8 1,815 5.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 1,349 4.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 7 1,269 3.8
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 7 1,725 5.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 373 1.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 1,766 5.3
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 5 792 2.4
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 725 2.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 619 1.9
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 140 0.4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 2,176 6.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 287 0.9
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 528 1.6
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 270 0.8
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 87 0.3
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 345 1.0
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 223 0.7
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 2,270 6.9
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 180 0.5
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 177 0.5
Reformed Presbyterian Church General Assembly Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 255 0.8
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 176 0.5
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 39 0.1
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 40 0.1
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 121 0.4
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 80 0.2
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 61 0.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 65 0.2
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 3 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 20 0.1
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 1,397 4.2
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 104 0.3
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 176 0.5
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 60 0.2
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 29 0.1
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 --- ---
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 0 ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 321 1.0
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 186 0.6
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 117 0.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 61 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 80 0.2
Totals: 364 115,580  

The population of Marion County, Florida was 331,298 in 2010; in 2000 it was 258,916. The total population changed 28.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (115,580) included 34.9% 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.