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North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

94,545 4,420 48,371 1,580 126,700 11,436 415,229
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
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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98 30,391 43.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 63 32,771 46.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 27 22,422 31.9
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 22 126,700 180.4
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 20 10,260 14.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 19 1,914 2.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 16 7,981 11.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 2,628 3.7
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 12 4,060 5.8
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 5,991 8.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 2,010 2.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 3,257 4.6
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 11 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 9 1,631 2.3
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 1,229 1.8
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 8 1,377 2.0
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 2,006 2.9
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,336 1.9
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 6 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 6 3,368 4.8
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 714 1.0
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 2,643 3.8
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 1,489 2.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 765 1.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 778 1.1
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 5 1,319 1.9
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 371 0.5
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 4 236 0.3
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 787 1.1
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 4 657 0.9
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 704 1.0
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 522 0.7
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 3 315 0.4
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 3 193 0.3
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 279 0.4
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 428 0.6
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 3 180 0.3
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 3 3,289 4.7
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 353 0.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 619 0.9
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 231 0.3
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 727 1.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 125 0.2
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 422 0.6
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 2 1,833 2.6
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 641 0.9
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 570 0.8
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 185 0.3
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 386 0.5
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 210 0.3
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 125 0.2
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 102 0.1
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 238 0.3
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 125 0.2
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 94 0.1
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 121 0.2
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 43 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 88 0.1
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 56 0.1
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 870 1.2
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 800 1.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 82 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 73 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.2
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 243 0.3
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 500 0.7
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 26 0.0
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 46 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 8 0.0
Totals: 536 287,052  

The population of the North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 702,281 in 2010; in 2000 it was 589,959. The total population changed 19.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (287,052) included 40.9% of the total population in 2010.

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 2 counties: Manatee County, Florida, Sarasota 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.