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Brevard County (Florida)

Religious Traditions, 2010

75,893 5,449 30,877 64,831 1,267 11,113 353,946
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 13 43,252 108.41
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 35 33,512 83.99
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 21 18,572 46.55
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 9,788 24.53
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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4 6,325 15.85
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 6,065 15.20
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 11 5,315 13.32
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 13 4,432 11.11
Jewish Other Judaism 3 3,000 7.52
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 2,950 7.39
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 2,813 7.05
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 6 2,622 6.57
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 2,345 5.88
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 2,012 5.04
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 1,973 4.95
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 14 1,861 4.66
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 1,607 4.03
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,039 2.60
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 6 936 2.35
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 561 1.41
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 559 1.40
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 488 1.22
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 401 1.01
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 263 0.66
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 226 0.57
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 222 0.56
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 210 0.53
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 205 0.51
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 186 0.47
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 176 0.44
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 166 0.42
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 144 0.36
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 128 0.32
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 125 0.31
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 111 0.28
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 107 0.27
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 61 0.15
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 38 0.10
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 28 0.07
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 12 0.03
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 4 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Totals: 244 154,836  

The population of Brevard County, Florida was 398,978 in 1990; in 1980 it was 272,959. The total population changed 46.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (154,836) included 38.8% 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 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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