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Texas

Denominational Groups, 2000

5,084,656 1,681,070 22,755 4,368,969 416,099 9,278,204
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
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant 5 221 0.0
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Evangelical Protestant 9 2,191 0.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 24 12,905 0.8
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox 1 282 0.0
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 1 13 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 1,274 202,082 11.9
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 2 144 0.0
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 4 278 0.0
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 498 125,323 7.4
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 70 0.0
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant n.a. 815,771 48.0
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant 2 73 0.0
Catholic Church Catholic 1,290 3,574,728 210.5
Christ Catholic Church Evangelical Protestant 1 3 0.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 45 3,082 0.2
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 35 6,766 0.4
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 428 105,495 6.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 147 33,766 2.0
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 9 866 0.1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Theology 93 n.a. n.a.
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 94 5,854 0.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 206 27,828 1.6
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant 32 1,743 0.1
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant 3 93 0.0
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 5 522 0.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 83 2,918 0.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 329 111,276 6.6
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 4 302 0.0
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant 1 71 0.0
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant 3 144 0.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 325 45,097 2.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 2,215 380,948 22.4
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant 1 23 0.0
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 104 0.0
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 50 10,373 0.6
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant 1 39 0.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 424 169,112 10.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 33 5,463 0.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 401 155,276 9.1
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 2 146 0.0
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant 15 1,482 0.1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 7 490 0.0
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 20 0.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 22 886 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 25 2,548 0.2
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 15 n.a. n.a.
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant 4 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 113 127,850 7.5
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 182 132,292 7.8
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 74 4,278 0.3
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 90 5,517 0.3
Interstate & Foreign Landmark Missionary Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant 1 76 0.0
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 72 107,980 6.4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 345 134,280 7.9
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant 8 329 0.0
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 27 1,228 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 3 721 0.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 55 4,936 0.3
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 14 1,634 0.1
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant 3 400 0.0
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 2 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 9 n.a. n.a.
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 163 12,296 0.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 579 200,969 11.8
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 40 5,445 0.3
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant 53 2,544 0.2
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 3 1,592 0.1
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant 1 115 0.0
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 50 5,676 0.3
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant 6 242 0.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 258 41,470 2.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 4,285 3,259,395 191.9
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox 4 1,800 0.1
Two-Seed-in-the-Spirit Predestinarian Baptists Evangelical Protestant 1 53 0.0
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 40 5,843 0.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 74 20,950 1.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 2,186 1,004,318 59.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 11 892 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 36 4,463 0.3
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 16,961 10,896,401  
The population of these counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 16,986,403. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (10,896,401) include 64.1% of the total population in 1990.

Source

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.