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Dallas County, Texas

Religious Traditions, 2010

615,849 69,831 166,224 8,813 446,996 147,445 912,981
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic 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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 2,170 1.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 1,416 0.6
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 370 0.2
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 385 0.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 94 30,891 13.9
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 11 1,511 0.7
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 36 14,029 6.3
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Buddhists Other Other Groups 20 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 50 480,510 216.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 178 0.1
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 38 17,442 7.9
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 3,891 1.8
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 46 0.0
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 363 0.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 29 5,332 2.4
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 140 0.1
Church of God of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 32 12,066 5.4
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 23 5,856 2.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 110 45,037 20.3
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 4 489 0.2
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 838 0.4
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 38 27,740 12.5
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 225 0.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 28 9,981 4.5
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 195 0.1
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 850 0.4
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 178 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 19 0.0
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,926 0.9
Hindus Other Other Groups 7 --- ---
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 12,525 5.6
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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25 25,640 11.6
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 1,946 0.9
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 913 0.4
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 675 0.3
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 17 38,250 17.2
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 18 9,349 4.2
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 600 0.3
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 1,325 0.6
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 261 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 3,337 1.5
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 13 22,723 10.2
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 55 0.0
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 26 1,537 0.7
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 560 0.3
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 580 0.3
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 49 0.0
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 370 0.2
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism --- --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 42 27,923 12.6
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 6,051 2.7
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 95 0.0
Reformed Presbyterian Church Hanover Presbytery Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 5,049 2.3
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 26 7,411 3.3
Sikh Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 303 281,984 127.1
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 1,044 0.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,279 0.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 94 106,100 47.8
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 216 0.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 120 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 711 0.3
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 1,233 1,222,752  

The population of Dallas County, Texas was 2,218,899 in 2000; in 1990 it was 1,852,810. The total population changed 19.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,222,752) included 55.1% of the total population in 2000.

* 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.