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

Religious Traditions, 2010

379,880 32,031 143,532 302,486 22,333 87,217 1,815,764
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Orthodox 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
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 17 3,002 1.25
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 911 0.38
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 207 0.09
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 176 0.07
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 700 0.29
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 85 24,112 10.06
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 237 0.10
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 9 920 0.38
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 21 0.01
Buddhists Other Other Groups 11 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 74 368,580 153.83
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 17 1,649 0.69
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 9 2,908 1.21
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 28 16,882 7.05
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 106 0.04
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 17 2,059 0.86
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 70 18,103 7.56
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 488 0.20
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 20 8,091 3.38
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 226 0.09
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 39 5,611 2.34
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 88 12,382 5.17
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 6 432 0.18
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 60 0.03
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 738 0.31
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 503 0.21
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 44 20,456 8.54
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 498 0.21
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 776 0.32
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 42 18,941 7.91
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 928 0.39
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 862 0.36
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 1,079 0.45
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 86 0.04
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 1,319 0.55
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 6 9,030 3.77
Hindus Other Other Groups 5 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 2,000 0.83
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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13 5,318 2.22
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 408 0.17
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 2,765 1.15
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 1,565 0.65
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 24 45,215 18.87
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 24 12,744 5.32
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 120 0.05
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 0.06
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 161 0.07
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 3 992 0.41
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 7 9,065 3.78
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 100 0.04
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 406 0.17
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 3,811 1.59
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 348 0.15
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 714 0.30
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 61 25,411 10.61
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 1,906 0.80
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 --- ---
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 61 0.03
Progressive Primitive Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 100 0.04
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 773 0.32
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 3,268 1.36
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,600 0.67
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 30 7,125 2.97
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 237 160,425 66.96
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 --- ---
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 300 0.13
Tao Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 162 0.07
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 8 933 0.39
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 18 5,911 2.47
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 108 84,915 35.44
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 534 0.22
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 3,362 1.40
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 8 1,385 0.58
Totals: 1,345 907,132  

The population of the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 2,395,997 in 2000; in 1990 it was 2,067,959. The total population changed 15.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (907,132) included 37.9% of the total population in 2000.

* 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.


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