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