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Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

148,424 10,761 31,347 45,251 307 8,630 357,375
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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 119 67,799 140.10
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 43 13,786 28.49
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 33 18,850 38.95
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 31 7,679 15.87
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 27 3,725 7.70
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 3,519 7.27
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 14 3,957 8.18
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 6,703 13.85
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 12 4,400 9.09
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 11 37,589 77.68
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 1,268 2.62
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 1,119 2.31
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 11 1,299 2.68
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 10 2,722 5.62
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 1,498 3.10
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 2,250 4.65
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 --- ---
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 2,275 4.70
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 1,916 3.96
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 1,355 2.80
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 5 1,774 3.67
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 4,771 9.86
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 820 1.69
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 415 0.86
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 150 0.31
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 252 0.52
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 340 0.70
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 4,400 9.09
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 157 0.32
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 223 0.46
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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2 1,400 2.89
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 571 1.18
Jewish Other Judaism 2 1,300 2.69
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 103 0.21
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 438 0.91
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 121 0.25
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 114 0.24
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 190 0.39
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 112 0.23
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 30 0.06
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 87 0.18
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 90 0.19
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 130 0.27
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 61 0.13
Progressive Primitive Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 37 0.08
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 153 0.32
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 202 0.42
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 216 0.45
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 210 0.43
Totals: 470 202,576  

The population of the Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 483,924 in 2000; in 1990 it was 405,382. The total population changed 19.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (202,576) included 41.9% 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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