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Religious Traditions, 2010

3,049,524 333,390 870,959 2,515,243 60,170 528,302 11,443,722
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Orthodox 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
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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60 57,243 3.58
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 292 72,619 4.54
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 123 19,012 1.19
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 26 4,908 0.31
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 1,201 0.08
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 81 22,545 1.41
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 192 58,690 3.67
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 509 72,540 4.54
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 835 0.05
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 25 3,302 0.21
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 47 7,476 0.47
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 5,303 0.33
Interstate & Foreign Landmark Missionary Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 143 0.01
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 74 7,462 0.47
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 174 21,780 1.36
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 822 0.05
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 74 --- ---
Progressive Primitive Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 556 0.03
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 --- ---
Separate Baptists in Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 25 0.00
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2,054 1,292,097 80.85
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 52 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 527 2,596,148 162.44
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 621 0.04
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 13 3,074 0.19
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 490 0.03
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 6 3,350 0.21
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 11 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 33 24,798 1.55
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Vasiloupulis Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 502 0.03
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 15 0.00
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 600 0.04
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 120 0.01
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 525 0.03
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 17 2,561 0.16
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 2,460 0.15
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 2,150 0.13
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 500 0.03
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 432 0.03
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 339 152,526 9.54
Amish; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 77 0.00
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 178 0.01
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 114 0.01
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 196 0.01
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 269 0.02
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 26 2,458 0.15
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 237 0.01
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 16 2,148 0.13
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 8 1,140 0.07
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 24 0.00
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 24 1,138 0.07
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 26 3,394 0.21
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 255 0.02
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 144 16,989 1.06
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 114 14,107 0.88
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 244 44,208 2.77
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 38 3,688 0.23
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 315 0.02
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 49 11,248 0.70
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 45 7,174 0.45
Jewish Other Judaism 263 628,485 39.32
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 201 75,620 4.73
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 34 2,738 0.17
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 43 5,960 0.37
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 24 0.00
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 215 90,594 5.67
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 167 71,970 4.50
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 37 5,599 0.35
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 0 0.00
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 28 3,540 0.22
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 30 4,947 0.31
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 1,096 0.07
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 244 0.02
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 844 458,623 28.70
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 67 7,735 0.48
Buddhists Other Other Groups 43 --- ---
Hindus Other Other Groups 42 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 10 --- ---
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 22 3,839 0.24
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 37 31,661 1.98
Sikh Other Other Groups 9 --- ---
Tao Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 645 189,387 11.85
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 36 --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 567 101,188 6.33
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 132 6,472 0.40
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 49 4,302 0.27
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 46 34,325 2.15
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 30 0.00
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 161 27,907 1.75
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 26 1,453 0.09
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 29 6,180 0.39
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 20 5,459 0.34
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 19 2,932 0.18
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 503 0.03
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 2,229 0.14
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 5,255 0.33
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 2,745 0.17
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 670 0.04
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 362 157,751 9.87
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 135 43,745 2.74
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 2,811 0.18
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 103 39,326 2.46
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 72 0.00
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.


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