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Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

148,424 10,761 31,347 307 45,251 8,630 357,375
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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 119 67,799 140.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 43 13,786 28.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 33 18,850 39.0
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 31 7,679 15.9
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 27 3,725 7.7
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 3,519 7.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 14 3,957 8.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 6,703 13.9
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 12 4,400 9.1
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 11 37,589 77.7
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 1,268 2.6
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 1,119 2.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 11 1,299 2.7
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 10 2,722 5.6
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 1,498 3.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 2,250 4.6
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 --- ---
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 2,275 4.7
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 1,916 4.0
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 1,355 2.8
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 5 1,774 3.7
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 4,771 9.9
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 820 1.7
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 415 0.9
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 150 0.3
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 252 0.5
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 340 0.7
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 4,400 9.1
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 157 0.3
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 223 0.5
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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2 1,400 2.9
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 571 1.2
Jewish Other Judaism 2 1,300 2.7
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 103 0.2
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 438 0.9
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 121 0.3
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 114 0.2
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 190 0.4
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 112 0.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 30 0.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 87 0.2
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 90 0.2
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 130 0.3
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 61 0.1
Progressive Primitive Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 37 0.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 153 0.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 202 0.4
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 216 0.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 210 0.4
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church General Assembly Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Council of the Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 470 202,576  

The population of the Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 483,924 in 2000; in 1990 it was 405,382. The total population changed 19.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (202,576) included 41.9% of the total population in 2000.

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes Polk County, Florida.

* 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.