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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
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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323 121,531 56.9
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 233 107,542 50.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 78 13,702 6.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 65 28,986 13.6
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 62 46,617 21.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 50 49,996 23.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 46 5,698 2.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 43 21,549 10.1
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 41 281,165 131.7
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 37 7,743 3.6
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 33 20,065 9.4
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 33 7,028 3.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 31 14,092 6.6
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 28 --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 26 10,732 5.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 20 3,631 1.7
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 20 1,256 0.6
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 20 3,450 1.6
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 20 1,856 0.9
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 20 27,939 13.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 18 6,704 3.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 17 12,051 5.6
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 15 2,571 1.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 4,773 2.2
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 2,088 1.0
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 13 3,686 1.7
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 12 3,343 1.6
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 1,834 0.9
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 11 1,456 0.7
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 10 6,936 3.2
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 1,567 0.7
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 9 3,226 1.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 1,867 0.9
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 8 --- ---
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 8 3,443 1.6
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 7 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 295 0.1
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 6 670 0.3
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 6 2,734 1.3
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 6 --- ---
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 5 745 0.3
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 5 6,200 2.9
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 3,870 1.8
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 356 0.2
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 4 484 0.2
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 329 0.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 910 0.4
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 192 0.1
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 4 2,425 1.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 692 0.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 942 0.4
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 429 0.2
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 151 0.1
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 3 2,768 1.3
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 3 140 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 86 0.0
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 229 0.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 326 0.2
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 3 180 0.1
Sikh Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 494 0.2
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 355 0.2
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 86 0.0
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 850 0.4
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 50 0.0
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 --- ---
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 2 675 0.3
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,324 0.6
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 78 0.0
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 92 0.0
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 2 --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 47 0.0
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 217 0.1
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 242 0.1
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 550 0.3
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 16 0.0
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 0.1
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Church of God of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 65 0.0
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 30 0.0
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 0.1
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 120 0.1
Free Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 2,500 1.2
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 544 0.3
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant
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1 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 75 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 341 0.2
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 107 0.1
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 300 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.1
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 178 0.1
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 106 0.0
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.0
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 80 0.0
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,000 0.5
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 0.1
United Catholic Church, Inc. Catholic Catholicism 1 702 0.3
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 19 0.0
Totals: 1,636 867,228  

The population of the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 2,134,411 in 2010; in 2000 it was 1,644,561. The total population changed 29.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (867,228) included 40.6% of the total population in 2010.

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.