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Palm Beach County, Florida - County Membership Report (2020)

Exact definitions of "congregations" and "adherents" vary by religious body. Congregations may be parishes, churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, or another site where a religious body has regularly scheduled worship services. Adherents generally are members, children who are not members, and others who are not members but are considered participants in the congregation.

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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 35 285,977 191.65
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 129 80,450 53.91
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 136 36,782 24.65
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 78 20,968 14.05
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 10 12,714 8.52
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 29 12,070 8.09
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 19 11,738 7.87
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 20 11,340 7.60
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 11 10,387 6.96
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 10 9,300 6.23
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 31 8,827 5.92
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 13 8,346 5.59
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 20 7,894 5.29
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 14 7,000 4.69
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 54 5,622 3.77
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 2 4,731 3.17
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 18 4,649 3.12
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 11 3,765 2.52
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 13 3,454 2.31
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 11 3,280 2.20
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 3,200 2.14
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 3,000 2.01
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 12 2,960 1.98
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 17 2,862 1.92
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 11 2,475 1.66
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 6 2,444 1.64
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 12 2,379 1.59
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 2 2,203 1.48
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 8 2,000 1.34
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 8 1,850 1.24
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 1,500 1.01
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 4 1,031 0.69
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 1,026 0.69
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 3 1,020 0.68
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5 942 0.63
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 900 0.60
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 900 0.60
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 6 557 0.37
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 476 0.32
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 3 460 0.31
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 2 420 0.28
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 420 0.28
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 10 395 0.26
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 360 0.24
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 335 0.22
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 332 0.22
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 300 0.20
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 288 0.19
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 272 0.18
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 2 267 0.18
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 215 0.14
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 190 0.13
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 2 136 0.09
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 122 0.08
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 113 0.08
Reconstructionist Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 108 0.07
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 104 0.07
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American-Canadian Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 100 0.07
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 100 0.07
Open Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 90 0.06
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1 81 0.05
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 80 0.05
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 72 0.05
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference of the United States and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 59 0.04
Moravian Church in America (Unitas Fratrum), Southern Province Mainline Protestant 1 45 0.03
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 25 0.02
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 0 0.00
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 0 0.00
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 0 0.00
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
General Church of the New Jerusalem Other Christians Spiritualist Family 1
Christadelphians Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Church of the Living God, the Pillar and Ground of the Truth, Inc. [Lewis Dominion] Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Anglican Province of America Mainline Protestant 1
Anglican Catholic Church Other Christians Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 9
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Reformed Baptist Network Evangelical Protestant 1
Laestadian Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant 1
Christian Congregation in North America Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Brethren in Christ Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 6
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 17
Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite) Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Jain Other Other Groups Family 1
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 2
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 3
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7
Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America Other Other Groups Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 1,492,191 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (588,508) included 39.4% of the total population in 2020. The adherence rate is the number of adherents of a given group per 1,000 people in the general population.

Note that data collection methods for religious bodies change over time, affecting the comparability of statistics. For further information, see the U.S. Religion Census website at https://www.usreligioncensus.org/.

The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 372 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 155.

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