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Jefferson County, Texas

Religious Traditions, 2010

76,088 22,468 14,187 415 71,211 11,594 56,310
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 25 71,211 282.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 97 43,479 172.3
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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62 17,859 70.8
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 18 11,245 44.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 24 10,132 40.2
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 7,626 30.2
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 10 4,768 18.9
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 4,071 16.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 24 3,349 13.3
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 17 2,874 11.4
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 2,495 9.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 2,193 8.7
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 7 2,149 8.5
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 7 1,777 7.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 1,588 6.3
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 1,232 4.9
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,128 4.5
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 2 1,011 4.0
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 940 3.7
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 635 2.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 580 2.3
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 576 2.3
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 572 2.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 371 1.5
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 350 1.4
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 310 1.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 270 1.1
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 250 1.0
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 203 0.8
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 124 0.5
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 110 0.4
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 108 0.4
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 102 0.4
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 74 0.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 72 0.3
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 65 0.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 28 0.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 19 0.1
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 15 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 2 0.0
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 4 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Unity of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Totals: 388 195,963  

The population of Jefferson County, Texas was 252,273 in 2010; in 2000 it was 252,051. The total population changed 0.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (195,963) included 77.7% 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.