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Hidalgo County, Texas

Religious Traditions, 2010

75,327   14,394 160 269,071 18,510 397,307
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 56 269,071 347.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 275 31,225 40.3
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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68 22,052 28.5
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 14 10,092 13.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 23 9,527 12.3
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 7,626 9.8
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 32 6,480 8.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 19 5,482 7.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 20 2,246 2.9
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 18 1,767 2.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 8 1,612 2.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 1,354 1.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 1,275 1.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 1,198 1.5
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 1,079 1.4
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 745 1.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 651 0.8
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 433 0.6
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 367 0.5
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 350 0.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 275 0.4
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 265 0.3
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 253 0.3
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 241 0.3
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 214 0.3
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 160 0.2
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 160 0.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 155 0.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 120 0.2
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 110 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 101 0.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 93 0.1
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 92 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 83 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 78 0.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 73 0.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 71 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 65 0.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 44 0.1
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 37 0.0
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 24 0.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 7 0.0
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 0 ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 --- ---
Church of God of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 17 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 677 377,462  

The population of Hidalgo County, Texas was 774,769 in 2010; in 2000 it was 569,463. The total population changed 36.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (377,462) included 48.7% 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.