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