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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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 547 2,513,839 133.7
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2,965 1,247,345 66.3
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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2,387 868,527 46.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 768 468,080 24.9
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 688 246,270 13.1
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 118 164,846 8.8
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 235 136,925 7.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 334 129,482 6.9
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 351 127,670 6.8
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 172 122,811 6.5
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 405 119,209 6.3
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 453 111,300 5.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 613 109,332 5.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 500 70,094 3.7
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 194 68,140 3.6
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 180 65,448 3.5
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 57 59,550 3.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 195 53,140 2.8
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 235 44,889 2.4
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 47 42,193 2.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 150 36,595 1.9
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 55 33,439 1.8
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 34 32,587 1.7
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 101 29,582 1.6
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 80 27,940 1.5
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 174 27,660 1.5
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 119 26,877 1.4
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 139 25,805 1.4
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 150 23,687 1.3
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 144 22,375 1.2
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 25 19,044 1.0
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 116 18,976 1.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 24 18,948 1.0
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 107 15,832 0.8
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 21 15,816 0.8
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 49 12,977 0.7
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 78 10,868 0.6
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 27 10,766 0.6
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 52 10,693 0.6
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 16 9,120 0.5
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 76 9,110 0.5
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 60 8,610 0.5
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 146 8,377 0.4
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 60 6,371 0.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 32 6,268 0.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 39 6,222 0.3
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 45 5,784 0.3
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 19 5,603 0.3
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 45 5,040 0.3
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 6 4,525 0.2
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 30 4,410 0.2
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 21 4,290 0.2
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 14 4,090 0.2
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 4,087 0.2
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 32 4,007 0.2
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 14 3,978 0.2
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 53 3,927 0.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 41 3,774 0.2
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 26 3,641 0.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 33 3,605 0.2
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 3,593 0.2
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 3,058 0.2
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 20 3,046 0.2
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 27 2,975 0.2
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 24 2,935 0.2
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 7 2,810 0.1
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 32 2,779 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 24 2,612 0.1
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 7 2,550 0.1
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 19 2,384 0.1
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 47 1,962 0.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 19 1,734 0.1
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 6 1,485 0.1
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 1,430 0.1
United Catholic Church, Inc. Catholic Catholicism 2 1,404 0.1
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 1,350 0.1
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,160 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 1,125 0.1
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 9 1,060 0.1
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 942 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 892 0.0
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 821 0.0
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 5 800 0.0
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 688 0.0
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 18 669 0.0
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 20 576 0.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 553 0.0
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 471 0.0
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 459 0.0
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 7 444 0.0
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 438 0.0
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 371 0.0
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 371 0.0
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 351 0.0
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 315 0.0
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 288 0.0
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 12 243 0.0
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 239 0.0
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 230 0.0
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 0.0
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 177 0.0
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 171 0.0
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 170 0.0
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 170 0.0
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 125 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 3 117 0.0
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 106 0.0
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.0
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 80 0.0
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 65 0.0
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 40 0.0
Bruderhof Communities, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 22 0.0
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 20 0.0
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 16 0.0
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 60 --- ---
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 54 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 56 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 9 --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 72 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 13 --- ---
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 90 --- ---
Church of God of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 48 --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 --- ---
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 --- ---
Covenant Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Free Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 28 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 44 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 15 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 7 --- ---
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 32 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 7 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 --- ---
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant
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2 --- ---
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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3 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 8 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 315 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 2 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 24 --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 --- ---
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 3 --- ---
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 27 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church General Assembly Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 8 --- ---
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 --- ---
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 2 --- ---
Tao Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 6 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 135 --- ---
United Pentecostal Council of the Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 68 --- ---
Unity of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Totals: 15,611 7,357,588  

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.

* 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.