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Marion County (Florida)

Religious Traditions, 2010

59,057 3,996 16,032 31,957 82 4,456 215,718
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 10 29,725 114.81
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 52 24,183 93.40
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 30 10,317 39.85
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 3,508 13.55
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 3,430 13.25
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 6 1,977 7.64
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 1,665 6.43
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,564 6.04
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 6 1,532 5.92
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 1,420 5.48
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 1,324 5.11
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 1,305 5.04
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 6 1,005 3.88
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 977 3.77
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 740 2.86
Jewish Other Judaism 1 500 1.93
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 457 1.77
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 421 1.63
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 403 1.56
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 312 1.21
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 273 1.05
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 210 0.81
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 210 0.81
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 197 0.76
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 184 0.71
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 176 0.68
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 146 0.56
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 138 0.53
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 127 0.49
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 124 0.48
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 98 0.38
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 66 0.25
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 61 0.24
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 57 0.22
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 54 0.21
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 50 0.19
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 42 0.16
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 41 0.16
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 37 0.14
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 36 0.14
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Totals: 222 89,092  

The population of Marion County, Florida was 258,916 in 2000; in 1990 it was 194,833. The total population changed 32.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (89,092) included 34.4% 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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