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El Paso County, Texas

Religious Traditions, 2010

87,056 1,703 10,145 647 345,950 16,675 338,471
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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 129 26,448 33.0
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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57 39,789 49.7
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 55 345,950 432.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 34 7,531 9.4
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 19 6,424 8.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 17 12,549 15.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 1,633 2.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 1,241 1.5
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 12 --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 1,221 1.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 1,332 1.7
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 8 2,273 2.8
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 330 0.4
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 6 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 682 0.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 463 0.6
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 5 923 1.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 698 0.9
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 5 854 1.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 1,311 1.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 598 0.7
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 374 0.5
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 99 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 365 0.5
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 572 0.7
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 161 0.2
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 454 0.6
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 97 0.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 1,467 1.8
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 82 0.1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 420 0.5
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 65 0.1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 507 0.6
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 75 0.1
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 425 0.5
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 1,014 1.3
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 130 0.2
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 25 0.0
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 867 1.1
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 18 0.0
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 17 0.0
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 65 0.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 122 0.2
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 44 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 56 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 0 ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 700 0.9
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 0 ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 195 0.2
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 60 0.1
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 390 0.5
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 988 1.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 72 0.1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 485 462,176  

The population of El Paso County, Texas was 800,647 in 2010; in 2000 it was 679,622. The total population changed 17.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (462,176) included 57.7% 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.