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Religious Traditions, 2010

3,049,524 333,390 870,959 60,170 2,515,243 528,302 11,443,722
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 % Change
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +1,428 +309,626 +33.0%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +261 +160,583 +187.4%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +244 +86,317 +262.4%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +210 +65,946 +152.0%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism +148 +1,160,361 +85.7%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints +119 +100,066 +271.5%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +91 +18,949 +217.5%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +91 +17,528 +91.9%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness +76 +15,986 +55.3%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +74 +12,026 +103.1%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +63 +20,001 +60.4%
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +51 --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist +51 +7,706 +852.4%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +51 +6,499 +11.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +43 +12,597 +21.9%
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +40 +3,005 +325.9%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism +32 -15,961 -11.0%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist +27 -7,171 -27.4%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran +22 -6,252 -8.4%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +20 +5,338 +574.0%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness +17 +3,237 +33.2%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +17 +3,380 +118.9%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal +16 +1,372 +31.1%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +16 -3,127 -9.6%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness +15 -7,184 -31.2%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness +13 -556 -13.4%
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist +12 --- ---
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +11 +1,105 +34.7%
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +11 -963 -25.7%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +10 +3,122 +323.5%
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups +8 +1,496 +96.5%
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +8 +291 +48.4%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +7 -78 -3.2%
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +7 +439 +17.6%
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +7 +648 +157.3%
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +7 +119 +27.4%
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist +7 +1,015 +922.7%
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist +6 +242 +187.6%
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +5 +310 +86.4%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +4 -421 -19.5%
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +3 +102 +74.5%
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church +3 --- ---
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +3 --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist +2 -448 -4.0%
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +2 --- ---
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +1 +123 +256.3%
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +1 +390 +481.5%
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist +1 +291 +44.7%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist +0 +5,551 +41.4%
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +0 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 +2 +1.9%
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -1 -527 -58.7%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -1 -28,204 -18.1%
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist -1 --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist -2 -3,440 -43.8%
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -2 -693 -60.2%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -3 -2,878 -66.8%
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist -4 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist -8 --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist -28 -4,652 -30.0%
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist -32 --- ---
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -58 +41,489 +9.7%
Totals: +3,222 +1,984,703 +54%

The population of Florida was 18,801,310 in 2010; in 2000 it was 15,982,378. The total population changed 17.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (7,357,588) included 39.1% of the total population in 2010.

The population of Florida was 8,120,543 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (3,753,873) included 46.2% of the total population in 1980.

* 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.