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Fort Bend County, Texas

Religious Traditions, 2010

76,590 2,103 41,419 865 81,096 34,339 348,963
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 97 42,941 73.4
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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61 19,848 33.9
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 18 34,341 58.7
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 1,614 2.8
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 12 81,096 138.5
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 12 5,537 9.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 4,682 8.0
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 7 17,794 30.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 894 1.5
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 1,489 2.5
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 6 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 1,079 1.8
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 5 3,215 5.5
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 5 3,992 6.8
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 1,280 2.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,212 2.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 360 0.6
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 3 271 0.5
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 39 0.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 809 1.4
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 105 0.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 290 0.5
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 409 0.7
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 --- ---
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 323 0.6
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,533 2.6
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 2 3,137 5.4
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 153 0.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 275 0.5
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 2 2,540 4.3
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 388 0.7
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 388 0.7
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 0.3
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 70 0.1
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 129 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 82 0.1
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 110 0.2
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 88 0.2
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 16 0.0
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 555 0.9
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 67 0.1
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 97 0.2
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 166 0.3
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 60 0.1
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 626 1.1
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 160 0.3
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 106 0.2
Unity of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 1,590 2.7
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 156 0.3
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 150 0.3
Totals: 347 236,412  

The population of Fort Bend County, Texas was 585,375 in 2010; in 2000 it was 354,452. The total population changed 65.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (236,412) included 40.4% 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.