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St. Lucie County, Florida

Religious Traditions, 2010

31,276 2,836 7,881 1,105 33,797 2,709 198,185
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 8 33,797 121.7
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 40 8,796 31.7
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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35 8,434 30.4
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 3,990 14.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 3,600 13.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 8 2,335 8.4
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 1,991 7.2
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 1,747 6.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 1,302 4.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,219 4.4
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 1,195 4.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 1,119 4.0
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,000 3.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 910 3.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 906 3.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 4 855 3.1
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 845 3.0
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 821 3.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 659 2.4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 578 2.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 435 1.6
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 431 1.6
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 427 1.5
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 376 1.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 340 1.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 170 0.6
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 145 0.5
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 127 0.5
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 122 0.4
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 105 0.4
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 101 0.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 95 0.3
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 84 0.3
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 80 0.3
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 78 0.3
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 60 0.2
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 56 0.2
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 45 0.2
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 42 0.2
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 40 0.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 31 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 25 0.1
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 0 ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 6 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Totals: 213 79,604  

The population of St. Lucie County, Florida was 277,789 in 2010; in 2000 it was 192,695. The total population changed 44.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (79,604) included 28.7% 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.