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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 +911 -44,752 -3.5%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +113 +46,590 +64.2%
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups +81 +133,185 +420.7%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +46 +8,144 +8.0%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +43 +56,883 +30.0%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist +35 -3,569 -15.8%
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist +35 +5,308 +160.8%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints +34 +61,305 +81.1%
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +28 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +20 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism +20 -82,309 -3.2%
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist +16 --- ---
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +15 -7,150 -16.3%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +14 +1,905 +29.4%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +13 -247 -0.9%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +13 -6,522 -9.1%
Bahá'í Other Other Groups +9 +1,375 +17.8%
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +9 +1,080 +42.2%
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +8 --- ---
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +8 +238 +75.6%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +6 +6,698 +39.4%
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist +6 +303 +36.9%
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +4 -375 -8.7%
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +4 --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +4 --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +3 -5,550 -9.5%
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +3 +2 +0.8%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +3 -414 -19.3%
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +3 -81 -15.4%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +3 +1,342 +48.9%
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +3 +222 +33.1%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +2 +1,321 +26.7%
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +2 +829 +37.2%
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +2 -1,710 -32.2%
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +2 +2,375 +110.5%
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +2 +850 +170.0%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal +2 -176 -3.0%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +2 +623 +11.1%
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups +2 --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +1 +1,016 +33.1%
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +1 -540 -16.1%
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 -1,169 -21.4%
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +1 --- ---
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +1 +102 +37.9%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +1 +7,789 +31.4%
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +1 +560 +93.3%
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +1 +168 +140.0%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +1 -419 -12.3%
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +0 +16 +100.0%
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -444 -71.5%
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 -8 -4.5%
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -260 -53.1%
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 -25 -12.8%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -548 -18.7%
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 +5 +33.3%
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist +0 -154 -14.1%
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 --- ---
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +0 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 +1,729 +15.4%
Tao Other Other Groups +0 --- ---
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -117 -27.1%
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -1 -44 -8.7%
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -1 +10 +33.3%
Sikh Other Other Groups -1 --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist -2 +14,040 +286.1%
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints -2 +1,269 +46.3%
Jain Other Other Groups -2 --- ---
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups -2 -793 -20.7%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -2 +1,159 +79.8%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -2 -9,744 -24.8%
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -2 +4,586 +74.2%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist -3 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist -3 --- ---
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -4 -452 -39.6%
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist -4 -605 -17.1%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -4 -1,381 -49.1%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness -4 -3,400 -47.4%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism -5 -23,044 -15.1%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness -5 -83 -2.3%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness -7 +1,725 +12.2%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness -9 +681 +1.5%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist -9 -2,446 -3.4%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -11 -30,081 -19.1%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist -14 -1,091 -14.6%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran -21 -22,454 -24.8%
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist -45 -8,144 -42.8%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -76 +9,457 +2.1%
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Bruderhof Communities, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
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 the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Covenant Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Free Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant
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International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
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 Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
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North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism --- --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church General Assembly Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
United Catholic Church, Inc. Catholic Catholicism --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Council of the Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Unity of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Totals: +1,297 +114,589 +2%

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 15,982,378 in 2000; in 1990 it was 12,937,926. The total population changed 23.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (6,576,205) included 41.1% of the total population in 2000.

* 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.