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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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 756 0.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 981 0.2
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 207 0.0
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 1,734 0.3
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 70 0.0
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 60 0.0
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 280 0.1
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 2,120 0.4
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 106 33,156 6.6
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 254 0.1
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 26 3,587 0.7
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 22 2,278 0.5
Buddhists Other Other Groups 13 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 155 1,185,213 236.7
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 43 3,922 0.8
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 15 4,089 0.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 20 4,293 0.9
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 1,504 0.3
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 23 3,116 0.6
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 103 18,776 3.7
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 38 1,860 0.4
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 41 15,289 3.1
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 305 0.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 51 10,390 2.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 56 12,830 2.6
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 73 0.0
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 270 0.1
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 15 0.0
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 943 0.2
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 67 31,117 6.2
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 1,405 0.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 410 0.1
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 47 19,662 3.9
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 1,035 0.2
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 873 0.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 994 0.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 4 228 0.0
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 690 0.1
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 7 5,316 1.1
Hindus Other Other Groups 19 --- ---
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 10,213 2.0
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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12 19,490 3.9
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 2,391 0.5
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 235 0.0
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 30 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 25 5,577 1.1
Jain Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 174 504,000 100.6
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 33 12,576 2.5
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 600 0.1
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 300 0.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 8 699 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 6 922 0.2
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 950 0.2
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 12 13,769 2.7
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 1,797 0.4
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 914 0.2
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 16 981 0.2
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 822 0.2
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 1,102 0.2
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 2,300 0.5
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 115 0.0
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism --- --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 49 18,504 3.7
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 34 20,278 4.0
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Progressive Primitive Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 121 0.0
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 863 0.2
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 1,789 0.4
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 95 28,587 5.7
Sikh Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 273 181,568 36.3
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Tao Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 270 0.1
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 6 1,077 0.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 24 10,133 2.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 94 54,239 10.8
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Unity of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 1,168 0.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 788 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 354 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 1,921 2,269,623  

The population of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 5,007,564 in 2000; in 1990 it was 4,056,100. The total population changed 23.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (2,269,623) included 45.3% of the total population in 2000.

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.