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Punta Gorda, FL Metro Area - Metro Area 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 5 49,477 264.80
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 21 14,070 75.30
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 8 4,821 25.80
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 10 3,122 16.71
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 15 3,095 16.56
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 4 2,949 15.78
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 6 1,562 8.36
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 4 1,078 5.77
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 1,074 5.75
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 4 988 5.29
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 759 4.06
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 700 3.75
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 675 3.61
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2 663 3.55
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 592 3.17
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 500 2.68
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 2 477 2.55
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 442 2.37
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7 425 2.27
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 278 1.49
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 267 1.43
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 241 1.29
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 3 225 1.20
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 203 1.09
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 202 1.08
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 194 1.04
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 110 0.59
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 90 0.48
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 68 0.36
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 60 0.32
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 60 0.32
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 1 55 0.29
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 31 0.17
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 24 0.13
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1 20 0.11
Open Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 4 0.02
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Evangelical Lutheran Diocese of North America Evangelical Protestant 1
Anglican Catholic Church Other Christians Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this metro area was 186,847 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (89,601) included 48.0% 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

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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