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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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 665 0.4
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 576 0.4
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 2,824 1.8
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 348 0.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 19 4,204 2.6
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 63 359,050 225.1
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 1,405 0.9
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 8 1,075 0.7
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 13 5,553 3.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 10 1,547 1.0
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 1,789 1.1
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 928 0.6
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 2,796 1.8
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 38 4,041 2.5
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 9 2,965 1.9
Church of Jesus Christ, The (Bickertonites) Other Latter-day Saints 1 79 0.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 57 0.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 3,136 2.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 28 5,025 3.2
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 39 20,823 13.1
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 53 0.0
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 388 0.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 46 0.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 24 13,252 8.3
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 432 0.3
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 37 0.0
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 311 0.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 418 0.3
Jewish Other Judaism 19 14,301 9.0
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 18 10,450 6.6
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 275 0.2
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 217 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 538 0.3
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 110 0.1
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 122 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 110 0.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 33 19,471 12.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 8,870 5.6
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 667 0.4
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 1,041 0.7
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 17 2,917 1.8
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 62 54,876 34.4
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 4 603 0.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 4,805 3.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 52 42,191 26.5
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 275 0.2
Totals: 564 595,662  

The population of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,595,063 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (595,662) included 37.3% of the total population in 1980.

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 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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