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Escambia County (Florida)

Religious Traditions, 2010

95,418 12,144 24,082 18,231 674 7,735 139,335
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 18 25,026 85.00
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 1,305 4.43
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 20 9,567 32.50
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 248 0.84
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 0 0.00
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 232 0.79
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 24 0.08
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 798 2.71
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 237 0.80
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 50 0.17
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 611 2.08
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 17 3,193 10.85
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 120 0.41
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 37 0.13
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 900 3.06
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 612 2.08
Interstate & Foreign Landmark Missionary Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 143 0.49
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 7 2,775 9.43
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 45 0.15
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 504 1.71
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 3,578 12.15
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 13 0.04
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,355 4.60
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 160 0.54
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 639 2.17
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 64 59,768 203.01
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 40 0.14
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 54 0.18
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 615 2.09
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 7 4,909 16.67
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 650 2.21
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 138 0.47
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 10 0.03
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 2,608 8.86
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 28 14,691 49.90
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 918 3.12
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 53 0.18
Buddhists Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 1,389 4.72
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 4 451 1.53
Jewish Other Judaism 1 500 1.70
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 609 2.07
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 115 0.39
Totals: 249 139,690  

The population of Escambia County, Florida was 294,410 in 2000; in 1990 it was 262,798. The total population changed 12.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (139,690) included 47.4% 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 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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