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Alachua County (Florida)

Religious Traditions, 2010

47,845 5,424 18,361 20,004 233 10,974 144,495
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 38 20,344 134.42
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 41 9,864 65.17
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 5 9,053 59.82
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 3,093 20.44
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 2,529 16.71
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 8 1,793 11.85
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 906 5.99
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 619 4.09
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 608 4.02
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 548 3.62
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 453 2.99
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 343 2.27
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 320 2.11
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 275 1.82
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 267 1.76
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 233 1.54
Jewish Other Judaism 1 211 1.39
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 194 1.28
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 181 1.20
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 160 1.06
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 124 0.82
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 122 0.81
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 121 0.80
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 111 0.73
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 98 0.65
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 96 0.63
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 96 0.63
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 71 0.47
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 71 0.47
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 35 0.23
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 0 25 0.17
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 0 0 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 0 0 0.00
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Totals: 155 52,964  

The population of Alachua County, Florida was 151,348 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (52,964) included 35.0% of the total population in 1980.

* 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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