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Okaloosa County (Florida)

Religious Traditions, 2010

47,236 1,652 20,414 9,085 337 7,666 94,432
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 45 34,477 202.21
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 11,467 67.26
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 6 11,389 66.80
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 21 3,811 22.35
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 2,153 12.63
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 6 2,072 12.15
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 1,757 10.31
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 1,531 8.98
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 1,353 7.94
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 992 5.82
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 800 4.69
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 708 4.15
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 459 2.69
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 3 254 1.49
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 219 1.28
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 219 1.28
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 211 1.24
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 162 0.95
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 131 0.77
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 102 0.60
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 100 0.59
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 56 0.33
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 49 0.29
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 42 0.25
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 38 0.22
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 25 0.15
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 20 0.12
Jewish Other Judaism 1 15 0.09
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 12 0.07
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 7 0.04
Buddhists Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Totals: 155 74,631  

The population of Okaloosa County, Florida was 170,498 in 2000; in 1990 it was 143,776. The total population changed 18.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (74,631) included 43.8% of the total population in 2000.

* 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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