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Polk County, Florida - County 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
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 118 77,768 107.26
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 11 68,788 94.87
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 138 43,137 59.50
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 45 14,573 20.10
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 27 13,039 17.98
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 36 9,764 13.47
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 16 8,045 11.10
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 33 7,700 10.62
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 40 6,060 8.36
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 16 5,884 8.12
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 9 5,328 7.35
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 12 3,740 5.16
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 12 3,530 4.87
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 25 3,505 4.83
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 9 3,352 4.62
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 5 3,084 4.25
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 2 2,850 3.93
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 10 2,614 3.61
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 9 2,383 3.29
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 20 2,369 3.27
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 10 1,800 2.48
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 8 1,482 2.04
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 4 1,394 1.92
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 3 1,269 1.75
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 6 990 1.37
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 950 1.31
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 3 698 0.96
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 660 0.91
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 600 0.83
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 413 0.57
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 7 405 0.56
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 336 0.46
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 330 0.46
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 4 285 0.39
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 254 0.35
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 251 0.35
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 242 0.33
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 1 203 0.28
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 180 0.25
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 180 0.25
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 3 173 0.24
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 164 0.23
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 138 0.19
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 135 0.19
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 94 0.13
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 84 0.12
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 83 0.11
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 65 0.09
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 60 0.08
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 60 0.08
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 43 0.06
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 2 42 0.06
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 30 0.04
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 18 0.02
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 7 0.01
Anglican Catholic Church Other Christians Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
United American Free Will Baptist Denomination, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 2
Full Gospel Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 11
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 3
Primitive Methodist Church in the U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Reformed Presbyterian Church General Assembly Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 5
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 725,046 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (301,631) included 41.6% 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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