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Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

70,722 5,602 11,447   3,363 734 55,269
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 % Change
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +3 +401 +1.0%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism +0 +201 +24.4%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism +0 +189 +6.0%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints +0 +101 +17.5%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 +100 +227.3%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +1 +69 +35.0%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 +21 +11.9%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal +0 +6 +24.0%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness -1 +1 +1.0%
Bahá'í Other Other Groups -1 -6 -20.7%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -1 -6 -0.8%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -25 -5.6%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +0 -33 -11.4%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -1 -42 -7.9%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist +0 -90 -22.1%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 -196 -28.3%
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -226 -19.1%
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist -2 -365 -52.8%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -386 -37.9%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist -3 -416 -2.2%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist -5 -780 -61.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist +0 -2,275 -19.4%
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: -10 -3,757 -5%

The population of the Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 147,137 in 2010; in 2000 it was 142,950. The total population changed 2.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (91,868) included 62.4% of the total population in 2010.

The population of the Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 142,950 in 2000; in 1990 it was 131,327. The total population changed 8.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (86,562) included 60.6% of the total population in 2000.

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 2 counties: Colbert County, Alabama, Lauderdale County, Alabama.

* 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.