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