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Bandera County, Texas

Denominational Groups, 2000

2,733 1,620   3,078 4 10,210
Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational "adherents" include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The historically African American denominations are not included in the 2000 congregation and membership totals. Many are also missing in 1990 and most historically African American denominations are missing in the 1980 reports.
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Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 1 30 2.8
Catholic Church Catholic 2 2,100 198.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 0 0.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 4 335 31.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 1 108 10.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 1 172 16.3
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 1 90 8.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 4 1,622 153.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 3 736 69.7
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 18 5,193  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 10,562. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (5,193) include 49.2% of the total population in 1990.


The 1990 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 132 religious groups, including number of churches and adherents. Martin B. Bradley, Norman M. Green, Jr., Dale E. Jones, Mac Lynn, and Lou McNeil supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1990, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2000 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of approximately 8 (8.1) in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County are Episcopalian.

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