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Religious Traditions, 2010

143,738 17,533 44,223 210,006 5,695 62,520 836,419
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Jewish Other Judaism 18 112,000 129.70
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 32 108,913 126.13
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 39 36,667 42.46
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 32,855 38.05
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 24 20,204 23.40
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 22 11,915 13.80
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 7,405 8.58
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 12 6,546 7.58
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 8 4,933 5.71
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
7 4,750 5.50
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 22 4,583 5.31
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 4,540 5.26
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 3,703 4.29
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 3,409 3.95
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 12 2,842 3.29
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 8 2,477 2.87
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 2,070 2.40
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 1,965 2.28
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 993 1.15
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 943 1.09
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 940 1.09
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 4 870 1.01
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 675 0.78
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 631 0.73
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 508 0.59
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 345 0.40
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 326 0.38
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 237 0.27
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 213 0.25
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 200 0.23
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 193 0.22
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 178 0.21
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 169 0.20
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 154 0.18
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 101 0.12
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 70 0.08
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 62 0.07
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 52 0.06
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 23 0.03
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 18 0.02
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 7 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Totals: 347 379,678  

The population of Palm Beach County, Florida was 863,518 in 1990; in 1980 it was 576,863. The total population changed 49.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (379,678) included 44.0% of the total population in 1990.

* 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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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