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