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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 Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1,741 1,167,850 90.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 849 462,174 35.7
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 576 134,297 10.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 514 73,462 5.7
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 479 1,598,457 123.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 479 70,108 5.4
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 358 165,255 12.8
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 334 158,595 12.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 229 57,336 4.4
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 227 39,413 3.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 209 92,732 7.2
Jewish Other Judaism 183 566,945 43.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 179 43,070 3.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 160 59,845 4.6
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 152 67,645 5.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 125 5,276 0.4
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 119 15,133 1.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 112 43,854 3.4
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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108 84,048 6.5
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 105 12,440 1.0
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 94 --- ---
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 94 35,998 2.8
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 87 23,725 1.8
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 87 11,815 0.9
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 77 7,527 0.6
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 66 1,755 0.1
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 47 4,988 0.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 41 7,014 0.5
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 39 2,978 0.2
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 38 35,202 2.7
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 37 4,880 0.4
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 36 5,317 0.4
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 35 2,285 0.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 35 5,506 0.4
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 33 9,449 0.7
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 33 --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 32 7,983 0.6
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 31 4,435 0.3
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 30 2,240 0.2
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 29 --- ---
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 25 1,460 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 25 1,705 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 21 3,331 0.3
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 20 2,212 0.2
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 19 --- ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 2,713 0.2
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 16 2,276 0.2
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 4,350 0.3
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 --- ---
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 3,607 0.3
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 1,420 0.1
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 11 --- ---
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 665 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 1,746 0.1
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 9 377 0.0
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 2,271 0.2
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 994 0.1
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 457 0.0
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 858 0.1
Old Regular Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 244 0.0
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 258 0.0
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 371 0.0
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 278 0.0
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 86 0.0
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 120 0.0
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 201 0.0
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 85 0.0
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 167 0.0
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 194 0.0
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 116 0.0
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 222 0.0
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 139 0.0
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 186 0.0
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 303 0.0
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 857 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 101 0.0
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 23 0.0
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,000 0.1
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 0 ---
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 142 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 0.0
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 165 0.0
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 235 0.0
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 22 0.0
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 49 0.0
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 88 0.0
Interstate & Foreign Landmark Missionary Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 111 0.0
Jasper Baptist and Pleasant Valley Baptist Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 58 0.0
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 150 0.0
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
United Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 18 0.0
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 47 0.0
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 544,592 42.1
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Totals: 8,577 5,672,756  

The population of Florida was 12,937,926 in 1990; in 1980 it was 8,120,543. The total population changed 59.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (5,672,756) included 43.8% of the total population in 1990.

* 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.