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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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 71 316,541 153.07
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 199 154,165 74.55
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 112 89,822 43.44
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 57,563 27.84
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 60 29,838 14.43
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 43 24,217 11.71
Jewish Other Judaism 17 23,000 11.12
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 41 21,699 10.49
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 75 21,418 10.36
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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29 15,912 7.69
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 58 14,448 6.99
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 23 13,243 6.40
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 88 12,646 6.12
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 28 10,589 5.12
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 19 8,369 4.05
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 19 7,100 3.43
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 27 6,546 3.17
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 40 6,104 2.95
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 4,900 2.37
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 13 4,083 1.97
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 3,847 1.86
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 8 2,140 1.03
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 20 2,110 1.02
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 17 1,820 0.88
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 1,545 0.75
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,502 0.73
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 7 1,371 0.66
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,315 0.64
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,240 0.60
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 1,040 0.50
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,000 0.48
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 994 0.48
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 6 944 0.46
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 886 0.43
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 9 747 0.36
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 676 0.33
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 671 0.32
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 669 0.32
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 637 0.31
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 531 0.26
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 501 0.24
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 349 0.17
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 337 0.16
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 327 0.16
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 289 0.14
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 242 0.12
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 215 0.10
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 209 0.10
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 205 0.10
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 177 0.09
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 121 0.06
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 117 0.06
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 64 0.03
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 62 0.03
Jasper Baptist and Pleasant Valley Baptist Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 58 0.03
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 53 0.03
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 51 0.02
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 35 0.02
Old Regular Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 34 0.02
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 17 0.01
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 6 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 16 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 6 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Totals: 1,219 871,357  

The population of the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 2,067,959 in 1990; in 1980 it was 1,613,603. The total population changed 28.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (871,357) included 42.1% of the total population in 1990.

* 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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