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