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Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

380,653 25,790 102,117 281,867 7,084 69,717 1,267,183
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 108 82,688 102.73
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 25 66,833 83.03
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 61 43,093 53.54
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 35 18,882 23.46
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 24 13,745 17.08
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 23 8,906 11.06
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 30 8,600 10.68
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 13 7,429 9.23
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 15 6,885 8.55
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 19 5,427 6.74
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 43 5,214 6.48
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 26 4,315 5.36
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 38 4,215 5.24
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 9 4,154 5.16
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 24 3,764 4.68
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 2,507 3.11
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 2,338 2.90
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 1,825 2.27
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 1,824 2.27
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 6 1,799 2.23
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 1,515 1.88
Jewish Other Judaism 3 1,308 1.62
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 860 1.07
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 599 0.74
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 555 0.69
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 471 0.59
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 5 450 0.56
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 434 0.54
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 434 0.54
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 371 0.46
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 340 0.42
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 325 0.40
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 282 0.35
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 280 0.35
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 268 0.33
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 268 0.33
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 222 0.28
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 203 0.25
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 197 0.24
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 196 0.24
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 131 0.16
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 104 0.13
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 99 0.12
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 76 0.09
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 69 0.09
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 50 0.06
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 45 0.06
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 41 0.05
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 30 0.04
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 30 0.04
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 30 0.04
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 22 0.03
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 0 0 0.00
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 0 0 0.00
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 0 0 0.00
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 0 0 0.00
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 0 0 0.00
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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0 0 0.00
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
Totals: 589 304,748  

The population of the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 804,925 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (304,748) included 37.9% of the total population in 1980.

* 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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