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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 50 341,773 210.58
Jewish Other Judaism 59 213,000 131.24
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 67 57,974 35.72
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 25 18,660 11.50
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 12,471 7.68
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 38 12,260 7.55
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 28 7,954 4.90
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 16 6,928 4.27
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 5 6,689 4.12
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 6,514 4.01
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 36 6,486 4.00
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 18 6,110 3.76
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 14 5,420 3.34
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 13 5,245 3.23
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 13 4,744 2.92
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 6 2,449 1.51
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 2,300 1.42
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 2,278 1.40
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 2,262 1.39
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 1,885 1.16
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,845 1.14
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 1,808 1.11
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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2 1,500 0.92
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 1,136 0.70
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 12 1,052 0.65
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 946 0.58
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 921 0.57
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 879 0.54
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 848 0.52
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 733 0.45
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 600 0.37
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 550 0.34
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 522 0.32
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 514 0.32
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 510 0.31
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 505 0.31
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 449 0.28
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 420 0.26
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 398 0.25
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 373 0.23
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 328 0.20
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 323 0.20
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 300 0.18
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 292 0.18
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 289 0.18
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 280 0.17
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 270 0.17
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 265 0.16
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 254 0.16
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 207 0.13
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 203 0.13
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 165 0.10
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 160 0.10
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 160 0.10
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 118 0.07
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 106 0.07
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 100 0.06
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 84 0.05
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 70 0.04
Progressive Primitive Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 61 0.04
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 60 0.04
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 50 0.03
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 45 0.03
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 29 0.02
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 15 0.01
Buddhists Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Hindus Other Other Groups 7 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Totals: 583 744,145  

The population of Broward County, Florida was 1,623,018 in 2000; in 1990 it was 1,255,488. The total population changed 29.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (744,145) included 45.8% 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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