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Broward County (Florida)

Religious Traditions, 2010

221,258 17,866 53,412 280,324 5,648 63,064 1,106,494
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 37 231,300 227.17
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 34 27,962 27.46
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 27 24,482 24.04
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 19 11,655 11.45
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 16 9,532 9.36
Jewish Other Judaism 13 9,465 9.30
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 14 8,333 8.18
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 7,105 6.98
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 11 5,799 5.70
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 8 4,175 4.10
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 3,161 3.10
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 2,540 2.49
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 2,386 2.34
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 2,138 2.10
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 2,137 2.10
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 1,768 1.74
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 9 1,510 1.48
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 1,388 1.36
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 1,259 1.24
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 976 0.96
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 840 0.82
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 665 0.65
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 538 0.53
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 497 0.49
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 4 450 0.44
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 429 0.42
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 349 0.34
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 341 0.33
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 311 0.31
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 254 0.25
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 250 0.25
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 216 0.21
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 174 0.17
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 110 0.11
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 106 0.10
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 58 0.06
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 57 0.06
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 53 0.05
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 46 0.05
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 0 0 0.00
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 0 0 0.00
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 0 0 0.00
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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0 0 0.00
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
Totals: 294 364,815  

The population of Broward County, Florida was 1,018,200 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (364,815) included 35.8% 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.


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