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Port St. Lucie, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

44,912 4,034 19,348 1,305 65,079 6,163 283,266
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 14 65,079 153.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 58 13,616 32.1
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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48 12,966 30.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 12 9,415 22.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 19 4,453 10.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 10 3,792 8.9
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 3,144 7.4
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 2,700 6.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 9 2,464 5.8
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 6 2,282 5.4
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 6 2,279 5.4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 1,853 4.4
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 1,724 4.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 1,463 3.4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 1,445 3.4
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 1,352 3.2
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,200 2.8
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 1,195 2.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 1,068 2.5
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 821 1.9
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 665 1.6
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 656 1.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 490 1.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 448 1.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 435 1.0
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 427 1.0
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 410 1.0
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 345 0.8
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 256 0.6
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 230 0.5
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 210 0.5
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 173 0.4
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 172 0.4
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 170 0.4
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 167 0.4
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 127 0.3
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 122 0.3
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 111 0.3
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 105 0.2
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 102 0.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 95 0.2
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 84 0.2
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 80 0.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 78 0.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 70 0.2
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 60 0.1
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 45 0.1
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 42 0.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 40 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 25 0.1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 10 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Totals: 330 140,841  

The population of the Port St. Lucie, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 424,107 in 2010; in 2000 it was 319,426. The total population changed 32.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (140,841) included 33.2% of the total population in 2010.

Port St. Lucie, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 2 counties: Martin County, Florida, St. Lucie 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.