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Brevard County, Florida

Denominational Groups, 2000

59,301 35,901 2,804 79,847 8,663 289,714
Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational "adherents" include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The historically African American denominations are not included in the 2000 congregation and membership totals. Many are also missing in 1990 and most historically African American denominations are missing in the 1980 reports.
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Reports


Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents % Change
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 0 +35 57.4%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +2 -123 -7.7%
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 0 +305 76.1%
Catholic Church Catholic +1 +36,595 84.6%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant +1 -44 -21.5%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 0 +271 55.5%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 +339 17.2%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 0 -94 -73.4%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 0 -99 -56.3%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +3 +701 34.8%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant +1 +71 56.8%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +1 +680 25.9%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant -5 -606 -32.6%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 +66 2.8%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 0 -48 -0.9%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +98 91.6%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 0 -689 -15.5%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 0 +1 3.6%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox +1 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +2 +3,325 112.7%
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 0 -3,350 -53.0%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 0 +59 35.5%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology -1 +2,000 66.7%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant +1 -177 -6.3%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 0 -65 -11.6%
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 0 n.a. n.a.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 0 -417 -6.9%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant +2 +708 126.7%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant -1 +244 108.0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant +1 +233 24.9%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +12 -2,865 -8.5%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology +1 -31 -14.0%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 0 -180 -17.3%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant +1 +639 3.4%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +49 44.1%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 0 +132 91.7%
  Totals: +25 +37,763 +26.2%

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 398,978; in 2000 it was 476,230. The total population changed 19.4%. The adherent totals for 1990 (154,836) represent 38.8% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (186,516) include 39.2% of the 2000 population. The totals represent the change in groups that reported in both 1990 and 2000 only. There is sufficient data for 34 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 34 groups had 144,339 adherents in 1990 and 182,102 adherents in 2000, for a change of 26.2%

Sources

The 2000 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and includes statistics for 149 religious groups, including number of churches and adherents. Dale E. Jones, Sherri Doty, Clifford Grammich, James E. Horsch, Richard Houseal, Mac Lynn, John P. Marcum, Kenneth M. Sanchagrin and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Religious Congregations & Membership in the United States, 2000, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

The 1990 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 132 religious groups, including number of churches and adherents. Martin B. Bradley, Norman M. Green, Jr., Dale E. Jones, Mac Lynn, and Lou McNeil supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1990, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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