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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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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 64 69,756 103.0
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 14 49,690 73.3
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 32,747 48.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 33 27,550 40.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 19 14,346 21.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 23 12,737 18.8
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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10 11,721 17.3
Jewish Other Judaism 6 11,305 16.7
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 9,456 14.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 14 8,417 12.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 18 6,526 9.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 9 5,790 8.5
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 8 5,024 7.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 20 4,661 6.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 19 4,035 6.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 6 3,494 5.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 19 3,335 4.9
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 3,291 4.9
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,988 2.9
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,761 2.6
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 1,492 2.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 1,356 2.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 919 1.4
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 695 1.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 562 0.8
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 521 0.8
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 517 0.8
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 503 0.7
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 502 0.7
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 440 0.6
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 4 383 0.6
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 378 0.6
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 298 0.4
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 268 0.4
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 245 0.4
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 197 0.3
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 150 0.2
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 141 0.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 103 0.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 56 0.1
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 52 0.1
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 49 0.1
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 30 0.0
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 22 0.0
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 21 0.0
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 17 0.0
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Totals: 386 297,547  

The population of Orange County, Florida was 677,491 in 1990; in 1980 it was 471,016. The total population changed 43.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (297,547) included 43.9% of the total population in 1990.

* 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.