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Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

636,810 95,473 137,922 15,783 1,034,779 197,042 3,446,826
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 621 187,721 33.7
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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456 231,219 41.6
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 147 1,034,779 186.0
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 142 23,098 4.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 134 50,524 9.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 117 49,416 8.9
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 111 22,750 4.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 74 52,010 9.3
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 68 --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 68 64,904 11.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 67 29,891 5.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 55 13,114 2.4
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 53 11,490 2.1
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 50 14,663 2.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 48 5,662 1.0
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 45 --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 45 12,821 2.3
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 45 11,040 2.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 44 12,965 2.3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 43 3,121 0.6
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 38 28,764 5.2
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 37 52,666 9.5
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 36 3,071 0.6
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 36 10,306 1.9
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 34 10,534 1.9
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 31 4,059 0.7
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 28 28,455 5.1
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 26 4,926 0.9
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 23 13,266 2.4
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 23 35,345 6.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 23 8,914 1.6
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 22 2,692 0.5
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 19 --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 19 1,948 0.4
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 18 534 0.1
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 18 4,844 0.9
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 14 --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 1,650 0.3
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 14 --- ---
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 13 1,166 0.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 1,033 0.2
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 1,782 0.3
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 9 --- ---
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 9 134 0.0
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 939 0.2
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 852 0.2
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 1,125 0.2
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 5,166 0.9
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 762 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 383 0.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 7 7,755 1.4
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 7 4,458 0.8
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 356 0.1
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 7 1,430 0.3
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 453 0.1
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 688 0.1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 --- ---
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 6 3,690 0.7
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 6 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 573 0.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 6 754 0.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 13,699 2.5
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 1,140 0.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 272 0.0
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 1,980 0.4
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 --- ---
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 406 0.1
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 4 484 0.1
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 4 --- ---
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 4 833 0.1
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 835 0.2
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 935 0.2
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 144 0.0
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 1,332 0.2
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 180 0.0
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 4,696 0.8
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 105 0.0
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 189 0.0
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 3 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 4,204 0.8
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 628 0.1
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 300 0.1
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 567 0.1
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 2 465 0.1
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 325 0.1
Sikh Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 50 0.0
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 35 0.0
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 80 0.0
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,000 0.2
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 337 0.1
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 ---
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 17 0.0
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 78 0.0
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 1,511 0.3
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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1 --- ---
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 40 0.0
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 660 0.1
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 108 0.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 15 0.0
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 2,166 0.4
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 --- ---
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,000 0.2
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 0.0
Tao Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 80 0.0
Unity of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 52 0.0
Totals: 3,252 2,117,809  

The population of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 5,564,635 in 2010; in 2000 it was 5,007,564. The total population changed 11.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (2,117,809) included 38.1% of the total population in 2010.

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 3 counties: Broward County, Florida, Miami-Dade County, Florida, Palm Beach County, Florida.

* 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.