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Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

60,369 2,918 23,738 12,723 337 8,542 127,238
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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 75 37,603 219.21
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 22 10,766 62.76
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 10 9,401 54.80
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 4,694 27.36
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 34 3,464 20.19
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 6 2,584 15.06
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 20 1,912 11.15
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 5 1,899 11.07
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 1,458 8.50
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 1,022 5.96
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 829 4.83
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
1 600 3.50
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 551 3.21
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 443 2.58
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 414 2.41
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 330 1.92
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 249 1.45
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 195 1.14
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 171 1.00
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 159 0.93
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 139 0.81
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 87 0.51
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 80 0.47
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 74 0.43
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 66 0.38
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 65 0.38
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 40 0.23
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 40 0.23
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 34 0.20
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 30 0.17
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 28 0.16
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 25 0.15
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 20 0.12
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Totals: 229 79,472  

The population of the Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 171,536 in 1990; in 1980 it was 131,220. The total population changed 30.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (79,472) included 46.3% 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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