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