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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 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
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 26 4,926 0.9
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 9 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 147 1,034,779 186.0
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 688 0.1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 --- ---
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 35 0.0
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 117 49,416 8.9
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 337 0.1
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 45 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 19 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 48 5,662 1.0
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 19 1,948 0.4
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 939 0.2
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 22 2,692 0.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 142 23,098 4.2
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 --- ---
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 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 the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 406 0.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 53 11,490 2.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 55 13,114 2.4
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 17 0.0
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 1,650 0.3
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 78 0.0
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 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
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 567 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 383 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 1,033 0.2
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 4 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 1,511 0.3
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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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
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
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
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 356 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 15 0.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 852 0.2
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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456 231,219 41.6
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 1,125 0.2
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 1,782 0.3
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 105 0.0
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 34 10,534 1.9
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 5,166 0.9
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 189 0.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 134 50,524 9.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 621 187,721 33.7
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 --- ---
Unity of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 4,204 0.8
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 453 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 628 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
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 67 29,891 5.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 45 12,821 2.3
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 --- ---
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
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
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 2,166 0.4
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 44 12,965 2.3
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
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 74 52,010 9.3
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
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
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 14 --- ---
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
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 28 28,455 5.1
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 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 68 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 37 52,666 9.5
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 6 --- ---
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
Sikh Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Tao Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 3 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 6 754 0.1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 14 --- ---
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.