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Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area - Metro Area Membership Report (2020)

Exact definitions of "congregations" and "adherents" vary by religious body. Congregations may be parishes, churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, or another site where a religious body has regularly scheduled worship services. Adherents generally are members, children who are not members, and others who are not members but are considered participants in the congregation.

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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 81 734,490 231.32
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 442 261,848 82.46
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 310 155,682 49.03
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 84 82,494 25.98
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 163 45,242 14.25
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 97 31,563 9.94
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 78 25,318 7.97
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 28 22,761 7.17
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 84 20,586 6.48
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 26 15,994 5.04
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 7 14,940 4.71
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 41 12,178 3.84
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 22 11,962 3.77
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 47 11,429 3.60
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 75 10,701 3.37
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 31 10,359 3.26
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 46 10,312 3.25
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 8 8,162 2.57
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 25 8,065 2.54
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 31 6,850 2.16
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 21 5,590 1.76
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 8 5,500 1.73
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 9 4,651 1.46
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 9 4,464 1.41
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 5 4,420 1.39
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 6 4,289 1.35
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 15 4,204 1.32
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 4,100 1.29
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 5 3,924 1.24
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 12 3,752 1.18
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 33 3,663 1.15
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 4 2,951 0.93
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 15 2,211 0.70
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 10 2,104 0.66
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 13 1,984 0.62
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 14 1,926 0.61
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 3 1,635 0.51
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 9 1,456 0.46
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 8 1,438 0.45
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 6 1,310 0.41
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 10 1,290 0.41
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 6 1,245 0.39
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 8 1,173 0.37
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 6 1,007 0.32
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 6 954 0.30
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 5 930 0.29
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 900 0.28
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 812 0.26
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 810 0.26
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 720 0.23
General Association of General Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 700 0.22
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 3 670 0.21
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 618 0.19
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 7 613 0.19
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 600 0.19
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 8 563 0.18
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 550 0.17
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 3 540 0.17
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 540 0.17
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 500 0.16
Syrian (Syriac) Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 500 0.16
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 400 0.13
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 2 354 0.11
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 310 0.10
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 300 0.09
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 267 0.08
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 255 0.08
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada, and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 250 0.08
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 205 0.06
North American and Europe Region of the Knanaya Archdiocese of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 200 0.06
Open Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 198 0.06
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 1 180 0.06
Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 180 0.06
Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 178 0.06
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 174 0.05
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 163 0.05
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 152 0.05
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 150 0.05
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 4 149 0.05
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 3 142 0.04
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 133 0.04
Ecumenical Catholic Communion Other Christians 1 103 0.03
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American-Canadian Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 100 0.03
Malankara Mar Thoma Church Other Christians Other Groups Family 1 79 0.02
Nazarene Christian Congregation (Side A or B) Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 2 58 0.02
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 54 0.02
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 3 54 0.02
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5 42 0.01
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 40 0.01
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 38 0.01
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference of the United States and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 25 0.01
Bruderhof Evangelical Protestant Communal Family 1 24 0.01
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 15 0.00
General Church of the New Jerusalem Other Christians Spiritualist Family 1
Christadelphians Other Christians Other Groups Family 2
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Vedanta Society Other Other Groups Family 1
American Ethical Union Other Liberal Family 1
Church of the Living God, the Pillar and Ground of the Truth, Inc. [Lewis Dominion] Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Christian Congregation in North America Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Full Gospel Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 2
United American Free Will Baptist Denomination, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 3
Catholic Apostolic Church in North America Mainline Protestant 2
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Anglican Province of America Mainline Protestant 2
Orthodox Anglican Church Mainline Protestant 1
Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies Evangelical Protestant 1
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 2
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 2
Every Nation Evangelical Protestant 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 7
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 6
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Brethren in Christ Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 4
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 16
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 10
Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite) Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 4
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 5
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 10
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
Jain Other Other Groups Family 1
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 4
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 11
Primitive Methodist Church in the U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Progressive Primitive Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 1
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 48
Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America Other Other Groups Family 1
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 3,175,275 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,587,715) included 50.0% of the total population in 2020. The adherence rate is the number of adherents of a given group per 1,000 people in the general population.

Note that data collection methods for religious bodies change over time, affecting the comparability of statistics. For further information, see the U.S. Religion Census website at https://www.usreligioncensus.org/.

The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 372 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 155.

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