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Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

380,653 25,790 102,117 7,084 281,867 69,717 1,267,183
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 123 114,739 93.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 62 49,087 40.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 47 6,978 5.7
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 45 16,960 13.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 43 7,713 6.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 40 13,797 11.3
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 39 22,768 18.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 33 5,707 4.7
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 30 8,167 6.7
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 29 110,307 90.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 27 15,447 12.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 20 2,938 2.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 18 9,788 8.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 17 7,703 6.3
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 16 9,643 7.9
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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15 14,871 12.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 548 0.4
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 883 0.7
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 3,166 2.6
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 8 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 7 1,922 1.6
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 9,456 7.7
Jewish Other Judaism 7 18,800 15.3
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 689 0.6
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 2,273 1.9
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 359 0.3
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 919 0.8
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 4 383 0.3
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 177 0.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 692 0.6
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 245 0.2
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 128 0.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 502 0.4
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 510 0.4
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 268 0.2
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 550 0.4
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 597 0.5
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 186 0.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 103 0.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 189 0.2
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 695 0.6
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 484 0.4
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 473 0.4
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 0 ---
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 142 0.1
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 52 0.0
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 197 0.2
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 21 0.0
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 30 0.0
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 83 0.1
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 22 0.0
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 88 0.1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 21 0.0
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 365 0.3
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 19 0.0
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 17 0.0
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 440 0.4
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 45,925 37.5
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Totals: 752 509,232  

The population of the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,224,852 in 1990; in 1980 it was 804,925. The total population changed 52.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (509,232) included 41.6% of the total population in 1990.

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 4 counties: Lake County, Florida, Orange County, Florida, Osceola County, Florida, Seminole 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.