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Religious Traditions, 2010

221,258 17,866 53,412 5,648 280,324 63,064 1,106,494
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic 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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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 181 73,203 41.9
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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173 81,534 46.6
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 58 10,351 5.9
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 54 13,900 8.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 48 15,271 8.7
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 46 280,324 160.4
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 30 5,500 3.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 21 22,462 12.8
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 20 --- ---
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 19 6,372 3.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 18 1,697 1.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 17 6,803 3.9
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 16 3,485 2.0
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 16 9,466 5.4
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 15 1,297 0.7
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 933 0.5
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 13 8,206 4.7
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 13 3,173 1.8
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 13 18,176 10.4
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 1,930 1.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 4,452 2.5
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 4,125 2.4
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 1,629 0.9
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 9 1,844 1.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 488 0.3
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 3,830 2.2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 --- ---
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 8 11,728 6.7
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 8 6,518 3.7
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 1,963 1.1
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 8 9,760 5.6
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 7 1,566 0.9
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 930 0.5
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 4 153 0.1
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 903 0.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 340 0.2
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 268 0.2
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 385 0.2
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 --- ---
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 3 700 0.4
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 482 0.3
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 3 --- ---
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 200 0.1
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 3 600 0.3
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 180 0.1
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 958 0.5
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 1,100 0.6
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 359 0.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 258 0.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 13,028 7.5
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 0 ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 2,385 1.4
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 24 0.0
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 120 0.1
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 50 0.0
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 650 0.4
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 35 0.0
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 80 0.0
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 337 0.2
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 164 0.1
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 121 0.1
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 330 0.2
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 57 0.0
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 464 0.3
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 112 0.1
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 8 0.0
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 40 0.0
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 660 0.4
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 108 0.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 22 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 631 0.4
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 15 0.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 107 0.1
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 1,204 0.7
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 43 0.0
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 25 0.0
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 376 0.2
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 66 0.0
Tao Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 80 0.0
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 102 0.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 303 0.2
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 23 0.0
Totals: 1,040 641,572  

The population of Broward County, Florida was 1,748,066 in 2010; in 2000 it was 1,623,018. The total population changed 7.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (641,572) included 36.7% of the total population in 2010.

* 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 www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

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.