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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 % Change
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +2 +171 +131.5%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 +113 +129.9%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 +114 +110.7%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +2 +763 +93.0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +7 +1,009 +77.7%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints -1 +1,846 +67.8%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness -1 +721 +56.9%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 +216 +52.0%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +0 +48 +42.9%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +3 +157 +27.5%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 +862 +21.8%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism +2 +7,662 +20.4%
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 +44 +20.4%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +4 +1,271 +16.6%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 +54 +12.3%
Bahá'í Other Other Groups +0 +12 +7.6%
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints +0 +7 +6.1%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 +100 +1.5%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist +0 +0 +0.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist +0 -52 -0.3%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +2 -294 -2.1%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +33 -1,650 -2.4%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist -1 -128 -3.4%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 -14 -4.1%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 -16 -7.9%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist -2 -139 -12.4%
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist -5 -572 -16.3%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +0 -911 -19.1%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist -1 -435 -19.3%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism +0 -927 -21.1%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran -1 -558 -31.5%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 -50 -33.3%
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -2 -774 -34.0%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal +0 -62 -40.5%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 -88 -41.9%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist +1 -605 -44.6%
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 -100 -52.6%
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -2 -187 -74.2%
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 --- --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
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 --- --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist +1 --- ---
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 --- --- ---
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +0 --- ---
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: +42 +7,608 +4%

The population of the Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 602,095 in 2010; in 2000 it was 483,924. The total population changed 24.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (244,720) included 40.6% of the total population in 2010.

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.