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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 22 4,736 2.0
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 320 0.1
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 14 11,537 4.9
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 52 10,641 4.5
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 13 --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 27 26,111 11.0
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 13 10,196 4.3
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 30 6,290 2.7
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 56 446,996 188.8
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 1,533 0.6
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 7 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 96 49,796 21.0
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 385 0.2
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 7,012 3.0
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 51 0.0
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 212 0.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 41 7,059 3.0
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 6 --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 318 0.1
Church of God of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 21 2,933 1.2
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 103 41,160 17.4
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 492 0.2
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 414 0.2
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 334 0.1
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 103 0.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 250 0.1
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 124 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 825 0.3
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 116 0.0
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 19 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 753 0.3
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 840 0.4
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 16 6,028 2.5
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 531 0.2
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 262 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 310 0.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 66 0.0
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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438 208,131 87.9
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 134 0.1
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 55 0.0
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 70 0.0
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 870 0.4
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 6,071 2.6
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church Hanover Presbytery Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 4,670 2.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 39 11,695 4.9
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 726 261,216 110.3
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 22 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 192 0.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 72 0.0
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 766 0.3
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 1,269 0.5
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 38 8,845 3.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 35 22,730 9.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 22 8,026 3.4
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 60 0.0
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 228 0.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 41 24,256 10.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 5,929 2.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 88 94,881 40.1
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 492 0.2
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.0
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 650 0.3
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 650 0.3
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 4,000 1.7
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 756 0.3
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 6 1,110 0.5
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 600 0.3
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 175 0.1
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 280 0.1
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 11 1,659 0.7
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 18 11,185 4.7
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 5 1,196 0.5
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 3 165 0.1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 7 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 39 21,953 9.3
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 4 504 0.2
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 2 4,506 1.9
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 8 6,442 2.7
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 5 183 0.1
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 62 0.0
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 1,000 0.4
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 18 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 25 84,256 35.6
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 9 3,400 1.4
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 4 9,112 3.8
Sikh Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 1,655 0.7
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 167 0.1
Totals: 2,336 1,455,158  

The population of Dallas County, Texas was 2,368,139 in 2010; in 2000 it was 2,218,899. The total population changed 6.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,455,158) included 61.4% of the total population in 2010.

* 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.