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Punta Gorda, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

15,324 168 10,049 434 35,400 2,703 95,900
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
15 3,646 22.8
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 3,991 24.9
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 1,326 8.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 5,692 35.6
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 888 5.6
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 5 35,400 221.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 548 3.4
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 1,607 10.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 4 246 1.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,406 8.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 3 950 5.9
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 1,068 6.7
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 3 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 754 4.7
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 428 2.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 1,050 6.6
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 833 5.2
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 168 1.1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 0 ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 120 0.8
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 845 5.3
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.6
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 53 0.3
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 30 0.2
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 384 2.4
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 168 1.1
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 1,397 8.7
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 58 0.4
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 50 0.3
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 60 0.4
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 24 0.2
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 273 1.7
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 275 1.7
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 89 0.6
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 66 0.4
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 80 0.5
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 15 0.1
Totals: 111 64,078  

The population of the Punta Gorda, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 159,978 in 2010; in 2000 it was 141,627. The total population changed 13.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (64,078) included 40.1% of the total population in 2010.

Punta Gorda, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes Charlotte 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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.

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