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Sumter County, Florida - County Membership Report (2020)

Exact definitions of "congregations" and "adherents" vary by religious body. Congregations may be parishes, churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, or another site where a religious body has regularly scheduled worship services. Adherents generally are members, children who are not members, and others who are not members but are considered participants in the congregation.

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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 3 16,003 123.34
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 10 5,835 44.97
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 18 4,992 38.47
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 11 2,890 22.27
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 2 2,086 16.08
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 1,097 8.45
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 1,062 8.18
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 5 800 6.17
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 780 6.01
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 592 4.56
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7 469 3.61
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 378 2.91
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 5 343 2.64
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 292 2.25
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 284 2.19
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 240 1.85
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 203 1.56
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 201 1.55
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 196 1.51
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 159 1.23
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 150 1.16
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 92 0.71
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 51 0.39
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 50 0.39
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 34 0.26
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 22 0.17
United Episcopal Church of North America Mainline Protestant 1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 129,752 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (39,301) included 30.3% of the total population in 2020. The adherence rate is the number of adherents of a given group per 1,000 people in the general population.

Note that data collection methods for religious bodies change over time, affecting the comparability of statistics. For further information, see the U.S. Religion Census website at https://www.usreligioncensus.org/.

The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 372 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 155.

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