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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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 337 152,161 54.67
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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321 105,104 37.76
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 99 85,806 30.83
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 91 31,563 11.34
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 80 302,486 108.68
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 79 11,818 4.25
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 77 18,740 6.73
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 56 18,828 6.76
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 48 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 41 9,390 3.37
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 40 16,223 5.83
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 38 7,627 2.74
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 35 5,356 1.92
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 34 14,403 5.17
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 26 17,103 6.14
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 25 11,414 4.10
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 24 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 23 36,139 12.98
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 22 8,276 2.97
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 17 2,371 0.85
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 17 4,545 1.63
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 16 2,340 0.84
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 4,085 1.47
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 15 3,153 1.13
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 14 2,206 0.79
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 2,110 0.76
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 13 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 12 1,912 0.69
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 12 8,549 3.07
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 11 --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 1,068 0.38
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 10 1,142 0.41
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 575 0.21
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 1,680 0.60
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 1,088 0.39
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 1,072 0.39
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 9 1,076 0.39
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 974 0.35
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 472 0.17
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 9 8,502 3.05
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 1,926 0.69
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 9 1,330 0.48
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 8 850 0.31
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 2,494 0.90
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 8 857 0.31
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 1,027 0.37
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 7 13,925 5.00
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 7 282 0.10
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 642 0.23
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 6 3,659 1.31
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 6 726 0.26
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 6 --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 1,180 0.42
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 --- ---
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 448 0.16
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 721 0.26
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 675 0.24
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 5 --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 5 6,618 2.38
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 4 4,064 1.46
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 381 0.14
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 855 0.31
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,033 0.37
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 4 2,262 0.81
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 4 7,283 2.62
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 430 0.15
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 250 0.09
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 1,773 0.64
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 107 0.04
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 120 0.04
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 3 496 0.18
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 1,123 0.40
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 420 0.15
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 --- ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 58 0.02
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 266 0.10
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 97 0.03
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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2 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 290 0.10
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 165 0.06
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 26 0.01
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 230 0.08
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,625 0.58
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 235 0.08
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 60 0.02
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 0.07
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 740 0.27
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 46 0.02
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Bruderhof Communities, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 22 0.01
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 115 0.04
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 346 0.12
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 500 0.18
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 180 0.06
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 80 0.03
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 --- ---
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 262 0.09
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 2,000 0.72
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 600 0.22
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Council of the Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 22 0.01
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.

* 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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