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Denton County, Texas

Religious Traditions, 2010

167,945 1,354 33,340 120 44,615 18,928 396,312
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 --- --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 617 1.4
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 22 5,905 13.6
Assemblies of God International Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 5 296 0.7
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 224 0.5
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 7 27,580 63.7
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 6 1,755 4.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 424 1.0
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 448 1.0
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 274 0.6
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 17 6,545 15.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 1,317 3.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 21 5,418 12.5
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 30 0.1
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 248 0.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 2,347 5.4
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 211 0.5
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 120 0.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 4 2,685 6.2
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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2 5,100 11.8
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 1 75 0.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 3,382 7.8
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 71 0.2
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 5,673 13.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 133 0.3
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 53 0.1
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 41 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 216 0.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 2,018 4.7
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 460 1.1
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 323 0.7
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 40 0.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 208 0.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 70 53,594 123.8
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 525 1.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 433 1.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 27 20,020 46.2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 127 0.3
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 260 0.6
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 140 0.3
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 245 149,336  

The population of Denton County, Texas was 432,976 in 2000; in 1990 it was 273,525. The total population changed 58.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (149,336) included 34.5% 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.