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Pasco County (Florida)

Religious Traditions, 2010

42,599 623 12,376 41,497 1,350 2,979 363,273
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 13 48,462 172.38
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 33 15,144 53.87
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 13 8,416 29.94
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 8 2,620 9.32
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 2,607 9.27
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 2,016 7.17
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 1,990 7.08
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 1,839 6.54
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 1,756 6.25
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 1,632 5.81
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 1,305 4.64
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,056 3.76
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,031 3.67
Jewish Other Judaism 0 1,000 3.56
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 888 3.16
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 810 2.88
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 744 2.65
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 632 2.25
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 393 1.40
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 373 1.33
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
1 330 1.17
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 328 1.17
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 317 1.13
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 310 1.10
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 296 1.05
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 290 1.03
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 155 0.55
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 141 0.50
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 121 0.43
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 113 0.40
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 77 0.27
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 52 0.18
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 40 0.14
Old Regular Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 34 0.12
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 29 0.10
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 25 0.09
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 3 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Totals: 161 97,372  

The population of Pasco County, Florida was 281,131 in 1990; in 1980 it was 193,643. The total population changed 45.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (97,372) included 34.6% of the total population in 1990.

* 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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