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