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Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

379,880 32,031 143,532 22,333 302,486 87,217 1,815,764
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 38 7,627 2.7
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 642 0.2
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 1,072 0.4
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 1,180 0.4
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 60 0.0
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 0.1
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 740 0.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 91 31,563 11.3
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 448 0.2
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 10 1,142 0.4
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 46 0.0
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 --- ---
Bruderhof Communities, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 22 0.0
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 15 3,153 1.1
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 6 3,659 1.3
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 9 1,076 0.4
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 80 302,486 108.7
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 17 2,371 0.9
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 12 1,912 0.7
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 22 8,276 3.0
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 721 0.3
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 58 0.0
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 11 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 16 2,340 0.8
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 77 18,740 6.7
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 17 4,545 1.6
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 575 0.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 26 17,103 6.1
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 115 0.0
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 266 0.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 35 5,356 1.9
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 79 11,818 4.2
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 6 726 0.3
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 4 4,064 1.5
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 1,680 0.6
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 1,773 0.6
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 381 0.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 40 16,223 5.8
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 855 0.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 675 0.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 34 14,403 5.2
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,033 0.4
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 1,068 0.4
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 1,027 0.4
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 107 0.0
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 6 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 5 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 7 13,925 5.0
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 4 2,262 0.8
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 7 282 0.1
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 97 0.0
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 4 7,283 2.6
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 346 0.1
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 --- ---
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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2 --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 974 0.3
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 48 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 25 11,414 4.1
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 290 0.1
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 500 0.2
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 180 0.1
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 165 0.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 120 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 3 496 0.2
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 26 0.0
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 23 36,139 13.0
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 230 0.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 430 0.2
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 12 8,549 3.1
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 5 6,618 2.4
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 14 2,206 0.8
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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321 105,104 37.8
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 472 0.2
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 250 0.1
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 8 850 0.3
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 80 0.0
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 1,088 0.4
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 56 18,828 6.8
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 2,110 0.8
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 1,123 0.4
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 9 8,502 3.1
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 262 0.1
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 2,000 0.7
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 2,494 0.9
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,625 0.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 41 9,390 3.4
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 337 152,161 54.7
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 600 0.2
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 235 0.1
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 8 857 0.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 4,085 1.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 99 85,806 30.8
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 24 --- ---
United Pentecostal Council of the Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 13 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 420 0.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 1,926 0.7
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 9 1,330 0.5
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 22 0.0
Totals: 2,016 967,479  

The population of the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 2,783,243 in 2010; in 2000 it was 2,395,997. The total population changed 16.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (967,479) included 34.8% of the total population in 2010.

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 4 counties: Hernando County, Florida, Hillsborough County, Florida, Pasco County, Florida, Pinellas 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.