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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 +1,224 +79,495 +6.8%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +176 +61,873 +107.9%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +134 +39,224 +55.9%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +112 +111,973 +83.4%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +87 +15,845 +134.1%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints +75 +77,080 +128.8%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism +68 +915,382 +57.3%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +56 +597 +1.7%
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +45 --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist +40 +6,398 +289.2%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +31 +8,554 +56.5%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist +29 -4,749 -20.0%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +28 -2,197 -3.2%
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +23 +1,687 +75.3%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +21 +3,101 +58.8%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +16 +10,070 +23.4%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness +12 +8,097 +165.9%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +11 +2,937 +88.2%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal +10 +278 +5.0%
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist +9 --- ---
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +8 +683 +18.9%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness +8 +5,476 +13.9%
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist +7 +1,024 +1,013.9%
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +7 --- ---
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +4 +2,341 +134.1%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +3 -329 -12.1%
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +3 +4 +1.7%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +3 -542 -23.8%
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +3 +202 +23.5%
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist +3 +85 +9.9%
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +3 --- ---
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist +3 +93 +33.5%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +3 +905 +17.0%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness +2 +3,392 +27.3%
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +2 --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +2 +787 +34.7%
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +2 +350 +35.0%
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +2 --- ---
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +1 --- ---
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +1 +61 +52.6%
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +1 -270 -54.0%
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +1 +6 +3.6%
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +1 +249 +112.2%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +1 --- ---
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +1 -112 -16.8%
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +0 +16 +100.0%
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 -31 -15.4%
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +0 --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +0 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism +0 -29,113 -18.4%
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +0 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 -3,240 -46.2%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -1 +907 +53.2%
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist -2 -3,573 -44.8%
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -2 -86 -18.8%
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist -2 +67 +18.1%
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -2 -535 -53.8%
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist -4 --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -4 -1,460 -32.9%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -4 -2,920 -67.1%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness -6 +627 +21.1%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -7 -37,585 -22.7%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist -9 +9,499 +100.5%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist -9 --- ---
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -11 -14,272 -32.5%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist -14 -3,368 -4.6%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran -15 -24,592 -26.5%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist -17 -1,156 -15.4%
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science -22 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist -38 --- ---
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -81 +5,906 +1.3%
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Totals: +2,032 +1,245,141 +28%

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 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.