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Harris County, Texas

Denominational Groups, 2000

696,597 278,251 8,302 618,649 111,412 1,687,367
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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Reports


Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 23 5,824 1.7
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 4 1,378 0.4
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox 3 1,564 0.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 85 29,522 8.7
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 1 28 0.0
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 1 41 0.0
Bahá'í Other Theology 7 1,610 0.5
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 5 340 0.1
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 15 4,664 1.4
Buddhism Other Theology 36 n.a. n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic 106 618,649 181.9
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 9 1,194 0.4
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 21 7,404 2.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 15 3,774 1.1
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 3 657 0.2
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 14 1,023 0.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 22 4,566 1.3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 8 280 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 63 24,690 7.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 29 6,642 2.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 145 33,629 9.9
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 4 397 0.1
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox 2 n.a. n.a.
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 2 294 0.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 44 40,001 11.8
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 3 461 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 2 180 0.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 37 16,362 4.8
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 3 850 0.3
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 5 233 0.1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 4 460 0.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 3 4,125 1.2
Hindu Other Theology 14 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 15 43,750 12.9
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 16 17,336 5.1
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 9 1,474 0.4
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 906 0.3
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 6 660 0.2
Interstate & Foreign Landmark Missionary Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant 1 93 0.0
Jain Other Theology 3 n.a. n.a.
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 21 35,900 10.6
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 49 34,175 10.1
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox 1 225 0.1
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, American Diocese of the Orthodox 2 550 0.2
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 1 76 0.0
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 33 47,568 14.0
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 1 113 0.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 4 220 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 132 0.0
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox 1 350 0.1
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 1 628 0.2
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 25 0.0
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 17 1,505 0.4
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 53 38,142 11.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 13 2,704 0.8
Primitive Baptist Churches--Old Line Evangelical Protestant 5 n.a. n.a.
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 n.a. n.a.
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox 2 n.a. n.a.
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 3 3,688 1.1
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox 1 800 0.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 37 7,328 2.2
Sikh Other Theology 6 n.a. n.a.
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 365 485,075 142.6
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 2 n.a. n.a.
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox 1 60 0.0
Tao Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 5 1,644 0.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 12 3,130 0.9
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 142 170,618 50.2
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 2 870 0.3
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 7 1,416 0.4
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 5 1,208 0.4
Zoroastrian Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 1,587 1,713,211  
Total (Adjusted)**:   2,203,636  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 2,818,199; in 2000 it was 3,400,578. The total population changed 20.7%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,713,211) include 50.4% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (2,203,636) include 64.8% of the population.

Source

*The “Unadjusted Totals” come from the 1990 and 2000 data collected by representatives of the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). While quite comprehensive, this data excludes most of the historically African-American denominations and some other major groups. As a result, these numbers will be an underestimate of the total adherence rate, particularly in areas with a large African-American population. The 2000 data included 149 religious groups and the final results are published in Religious Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Copyright © 2002, All rights reserved. The 1990 data included 132 groups and the final results are published in Churches and Church Membership in the United States 1990 Copyright © 1990, All rights reserved. Published by Glenmary Research Center, 1312 Fifth Ave., North, Nashville, TN 37208. www.glenmary.org [More information on the data collection]

**The “Adjusted Totals” include all adherents in the denominations counted by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and estimates adherent totals for the historically African-American denominations and other religious groups not listed in the ASARB totals. An article by Roger Finke and Christopher P. Scheitle (2005) reviews how these estimates were computed.

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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