Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
Religious Traditions, 2010
|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.
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 135,065 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (77,989) included 57.7% of the total population in 1980.
* 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.
†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.