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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
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 121 0.0
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 1,611 0.4
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 11 4,232 1.0
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 54 0.0
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 47 0.0
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 72 0.0
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 76 0.0
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 154 0.0
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 500 0.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 79 16,790 4.1
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 218,473 53.9
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 216 0.1
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 141 703,249 173.4
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 29 2,774 0.7
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 15 2,630 0.6
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 19 5,970 1.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 18 2,330 0.6
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 1,344 0.3
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 24 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 19 2,366 0.6
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 84 12,917 3.2
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 23 0.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 33 1,389 0.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 30 10,327 2.5
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 153 0.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 41 8,876 2.2
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 58 13,429 3.3
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 215 0.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 69 37,247 9.2
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 141 0.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 475 0.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 50 22,088 5.4
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 1,433 0.4
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 350 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 19 965 0.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 4 302 0.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 8 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 7 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 10,866 2.7
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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20 14,635 3.6
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 1,365 0.3
Jewish Other Judaism 136 489,800 120.8
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 94 0.0
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 31 12,815 3.2
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 229 0.1
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 492 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 430 0.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 1,046 0.3
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 101 0.0
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 6 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 56 22,398 5.5
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 28 20,880 5.1
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,074 0.3
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 943 0.2
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 38 0.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 63 20,695 5.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 172 142,974 35.2
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 6 1,214 0.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 27 12,723 3.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 107 66,458 16.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 414 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 668 0.2
Totals: 1,535 1,895,691  

The population of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 4,056,100 in 1990; in 1980 it was 1,595,063. The total population changed 154.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,895,691) included 46.7% of the total population in 1990.

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.