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Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

86,973 9,205 26,767 85 48,497 5,600 193,575
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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 407 1.1
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 28 6,083 16.7
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 60 0.2
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 107 0.3
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 21 4,089 11.2
Buddhists Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 43 57,189 157.1
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 290 0.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 63 0.2
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 120 0.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 892 2.5
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 74 0.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 5 2,621 7.2
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 495 1.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 18 2,236 6.1
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 5 1,066 2.9
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 10 3,367 9.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 1,190 3.3
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 50 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 273 0.8
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 400 1.1
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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2 1,200 3.3
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 261 0.7
Interstate & Foreign Landmark Missionary Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 885 2.4
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 1 250 0.7
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 950 2.6
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 177 0.5
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups --- --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 200 0.5
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 82 0.2
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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--- --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 2,368 6.5
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 857 2.4
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 460 1.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 357 1.0
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 101 71,622 196.8
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 34 0.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 64 24,045 66.1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 48 0.1
Totals: 379 184,868  

The population of the Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 363,988 in 2000; in 1990 it was 312,368. The total population changed 16.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (184,868) included 50.8% of the total population in 2000.

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 3 counties: Hancock County, Mississippi, Harrison County, Mississippi, Jackson County, Mississippi.

* 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.