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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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 0 ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 123 19,012 1.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 26 4,908 0.3
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 621 0.0
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Amish; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 77 0.0
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 13 3,074 0.2
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 178 0.0
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 114 0.0
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 490 0.0
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 6 3,350 0.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 645 189,387 11.8
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 20 5,459 0.3
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 24 0.0
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 67 7,735 0.5
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 1,201 0.1
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 196 0.0
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 269 0.0
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 26 2,458 0.2
Bruderhof Communities, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Buddhists Other Other Groups 43 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 36 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 527 2,596,148 162.4
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 144 16,989 1.1
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 81 22,545 1.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 192 58,690 3.7
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 19 2,932 0.2
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 114 14,107 0.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 567 101,188 6.3
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 in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 237 0.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 132 6,472 0.4
Church of God of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 201 75,620 4.7
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 16 2,148 0.1
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 244 44,208 2.8
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 509 72,540 4.5
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 --- --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 34 2,738 0.2
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 835 0.1
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 8 1,140 0.1
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 25 3,302 0.2
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 11 --- ---
Covenant Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 503 0.0
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 24 0.0
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 339 152,526 9.5
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 28 3,540 0.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 30 4,947 0.3
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 215 90,594 5.7
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 2,229 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 49 4,302 0.3
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 38 3,688 0.2
Free Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 24 1,138 0.1
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 47 7,476 0.5
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 33 24,798 1.6
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Vasiloupulis Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 502 0.0
Hindus Other Other Groups 42 --- ---
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 15 0.0
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 46 34,325 2.1
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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60 57,243 3.6
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 5,303 0.3
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 5,255 0.3
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant
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International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 30 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 161 27,907 1.7
Interstate & Foreign Landmark Missionary Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 143 0.0
Jain Other Other Groups 10 --- ---
Jasper Baptist and Pleasant Valley Baptist Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 263 628,485 39.3
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 Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 167 71,970 4.5
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 600 0.0
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 120 0.0
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 525 0.0
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 26 3,394 0.2
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 255 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 22 3,839 0.2
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 315 0.0
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 1,096 0.1
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 37 31,661 2.0
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 2,745 0.2
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 74 7,462 0.5
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 Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 174 21,780 1.4
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 --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 822 0.1
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 17 2,561 0.2
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 2,460 0.2
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 670 0.0
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 26 1,453 0.1
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism --- --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 362 157,751 9.9
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 135 43,745 2.7
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 74 --- ---
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 244 0.0
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Progressive Primitive Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 556 0.0
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 2,811 0.2
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) --- --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 49 11,248 0.7
Separate Baptists in Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 25 0.0
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 2,150 0.1
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 292 72,619 4.5
Sikh Other Other Groups 9 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2,054 1,292,097 80.8
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 52 --- ---
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 500 0.0
Tao Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 432 0.0
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 43 5,960 0.4
United Catholic Church, Inc. Catholic Catholicism --- --- ---
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 103 39,326 2.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 844 458,623 28.7
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Council of the Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 72 0.0
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Unity of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 29 6,180 0.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 45 7,174 0.4
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 37 5,599 0.4
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 10,078 6,576,205  

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.