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Panama City, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

48,311 3,312 12,381 8,074 70 4,321 108,246
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 44 29,670 160.63
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
41 7,398 40.05
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 23 5,225 28.29
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 23 9,570 51.81
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 10 8,074 43.71
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 1,257 6.81
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 9 1,299 7.03
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 7 1,401 7.58
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 7 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 1,095 5.93
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 862 4.67
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 210 1.14
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 5 2,466 13.35
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 837 4.53
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 741 4.01
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 177 0.96
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 217 1.17
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 532 2.88
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 678 3.67
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 97 0.53
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 54 0.29
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 213 1.15
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 1,385 7.50
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 102 0.55
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 35 0.19
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 96 0.52
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 136 0.74
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 315 1.71
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 70 0.38
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 1,397 7.56
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 107 0.58
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.59
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 127 0.69
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 136 0.74
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 53 0.29
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 169 0.91
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 119 0.64
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 40 0.22
Totals: 247 76,469  

The population of the Panama City, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 184,715 in 2010; in 2000 it was 161,549. The total population changed 14.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (76,469) included 41.4% 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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