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Pinellas County, Florida

Religious Traditions, 2010

93,022 9,955 65,326 18,285 112,948 30,563 586,443
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
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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79 25,698 28.0
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 71 28,514 31.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 35 38,776 42.3
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 32 112,948 123.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 28 7,794 8.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 21 3,332 3.6
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 20 7,858 8.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 20 7,790 8.5
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 17 --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 3,939 4.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 15 6,149 6.7
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 2,890 3.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 11 2,103 2.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 1,688 1.8
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 10 13,372 14.6
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 9 1,397 1.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 2,489 2.7
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 7 2,313 2.5
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 1,162 1.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 4,976 5.4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 7 5,257 5.7
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 7 5,332 5.8
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 394 0.4
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 6 646 0.7
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 6 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 5 --- ---
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 357 0.4
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 4 599 0.7
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 4 703 0.8
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 1,091 1.2
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 855 0.9
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 444 0.5
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 11,375 12.4
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 520 0.6
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 4 4,293 4.7
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 1,007 1.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 4 610 0.7
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 369 0.4
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 974 1.1
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 3 996 1.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 951 1.0
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 3 363 0.4
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 660 0.7
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 827 0.9
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 640 0.7
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 231 0.3
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 58 0.1
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 2 1,685 1.8
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 491 0.5
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 79 0.1
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 93 0.1
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 97 0.1
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 3,983 4.3
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 2 180 0.2
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,625 1.8
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 317 0.3
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 115 0.1
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 0.2
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 740 0.8
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 104 0.1
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Bruderhof Communities, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 22 0.0
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 84 0.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 115 0.1
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,100 1.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 100 0.1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 124 0.1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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1 --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 69 0.1
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 150 0.2
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 500 0.5
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 23 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 261 0.3
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 16 0.0
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 63 0.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 103 0.1
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 85 0.1
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 173 0.2
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 2,000 2.2
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 600 0.7
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 60 0.1
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 2 0.0
Totals: 618 330,099  

The population of Pinellas County, Florida was 916,542 in 2010; in 2000 it was 921,482. The total population changed -0.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (330,099) included 36.0% 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.