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Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

14,161 1,554 9,975 36,514 3,022 72,802
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic 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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 815 5.90
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 116 0.84
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 5 623 4.51
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 5 36,514 264.54
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 1,509 10.93
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 115 0.83
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 224 1.62
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 547 3.96
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 1,473 10.67
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 1,139 8.25
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 41 0.30
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 867 6.28
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 392 2.84
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 125 0.91
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 339 2.46
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 219 1.59
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 207 1.50
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
11 1,980 14.34
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 53 0.38
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 150 1.09
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 256 1.85
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 18 4,367 31.64
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 151 1.09
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 7 0.05
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 102 0.74
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 1,252 9.07
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 1,252 9.07
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,225 8.88
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 2,598 18.82
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 3,546 25.69
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 72 0.52
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 780 5.65
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 84 0.61
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 1,397 10.12
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 483 3.50
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 206 1.49
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 123 65,226  

The population of the Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 138,028 in 2010; in 2000 it was 112,947. The total population changed 22.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (65,226) included 47.3% 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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