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Orange County, Florida

Religious Traditions, 2010

216,980 17,240 57,086 4,620 145,082 41,245 663,703
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 62 53,755 114.1
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 14 39,886 84.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 33 26,517 56.3
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 13,273 28.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 13 9,044 19.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 7,229 15.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 7 4,704 10.0
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 7 4,391 9.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 14 4,158 8.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 10 3,499 7.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 19 3,278 7.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 15 2,744 5.8
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 5 2,568 5.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 18 2,215 4.7
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 1,884 4.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 1,825 3.9
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,680 3.6
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 4 1,530 3.2
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 1,515 3.2
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 1,363 2.9
Jewish Other Judaism 3 1,308 2.8
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 618 1.3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 600 1.3
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 599 1.3
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 555 1.2
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 5 450 1.0
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 305 0.6
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 282 0.6
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 280 0.6
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 268 0.6
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 220 0.5
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 217 0.5
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 203 0.4
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 197 0.4
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 196 0.4
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 146 0.3
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 131 0.3
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 111 0.2
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 104 0.2
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 99 0.2
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 94 0.2
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 76 0.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 69 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 50 0.1
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 45 0.1
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 30 0.1
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 30 0.1
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 22 0.0
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Totals: 320 194,363  

The population of Orange County, Florida was 471,016 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (194,363) included 41.3% of the total population in 1980.

* 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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