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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 102 40,440 171.45
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 24 19,265 81.68
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 10 12,723 53.94
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
46 8,690 36.84
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 29 5,501 23.32
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 9 4,168 17.67
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 1,830 7.76
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 1,760 7.46
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 18 1,708 7.24
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 1,549 6.57
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 6 1,400 5.94
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 1,397 5.92
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 1,364 5.78
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 1,047 4.44
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 2 921 3.90
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 667 2.83
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 665 2.82
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 5 573 2.43
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 439 1.86
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 310 1.31
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 274 1.16
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 272 1.15
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 266 1.13
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 241 1.02
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 202 0.86
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 151 0.64
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 145 0.61
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 144 0.61
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 106 0.45
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 103 0.44
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 102 0.43
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 71 0.30
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 42 0.18
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 27 0.11
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 25 0.11
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 22 0.09
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 17 0.07
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 6 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 342 108,627  

The population of the Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 235,865 in 2010; in 2000 it was 211,099. The total population changed 11.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (108,627) included 46.1% 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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