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Galveston County, Texas

Religious Traditions, 2010

61,765 5,373 18,373 559 57,907 13,728 133,604
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 8 57,907 198.8
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 74 31,381 107.7
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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35 19,792 67.9
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 21 12,858 44.1
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 7,626 26.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 8 4,710 16.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 9 2,665 9.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 18 2,371 8.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 16 2,340 8.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 8 1,934 6.6
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 1,494 5.1
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 1,454 5.0
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 1,321 4.5
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 1,244 4.3
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 1,027 3.5
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 996 3.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 955 3.3
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 798 2.7
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 575 2.0
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 2 533 1.8
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 420 1.4
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 373 1.3
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 332 1.1
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 305 1.0
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 238 0.8
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 226 0.8
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 204 0.7
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 184 0.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 180 0.6
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 178 0.6
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 162 0.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 139 0.5
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 139 0.5
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.4
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 106 0.4
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 105 0.4
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 92 0.3
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 87 0.3
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 76 0.3
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 16 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 15 0.1
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 14 0.0
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 12 0.0
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 12 0.0
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 4 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 299 157,705  

The population of Galveston County, Texas was 291,309 in 2010; in 2000 it was 250,158. The total population changed 16.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (157,705) included 54.1% 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.