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Clay County (Florida)

Religious Traditions, 2010

47,779 436 7,693 22,260 4,622 108,075
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic 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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 249 1.30
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 780 4.09
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 54 0.28
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 4 22,260 116.63
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 235 1.23
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 61 0.32
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 317 1.66
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 40 0.21
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 559 2.93
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 5 2,888 15.13
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 91 0.48
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 175 0.92
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 1,061 5.56
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 121 0.63
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 80 0.42
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 712 3.73
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 79 0.41
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 1,333 6.98
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 375 1.96
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 325 1.70
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 1,397 7.32
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 111 0.58
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 187 0.98
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
25 10,926 57.24
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,436 7.52
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 1,071 5.61
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 118 0.62
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 133 0.70
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 45 31,203 163.48
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 162 0.85
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 4,151 21.75
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 48 0.25
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 52 0.27
Totals: 152 82,790  

The population of Clay County, Florida was 190,865 in 2010; in 2000 it was 140,814. The total population changed 35.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (82,790) included 43.4% 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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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