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Nueces County, Texas

Religious Traditions, 2010

67,711 1,359 14,421 515 111,687 9,919 134,611
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
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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40 17,682 52.0
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 10 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 625 1.8
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 6 731 2.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 19 2,792 8.2
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 626 1.8
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 0 ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 101 36,207 106.4
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 38 111,687 328.3
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 190 0.6
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 275 0.8
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 50 0.1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 7 2,568 7.5
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 19 0.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 68 0.2
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 245 0.7
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 397 1.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 49 0.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 1,610 4.7
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 483 1.4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 5 3,871 11.4
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 110 0.3
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 137 0.4
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 4 970 2.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 1,821 5.4
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 160 0.5
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 263 0.8
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 250 0.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 17 7,707 22.7
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 228 0.7
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 56 0.2
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 2 1,992 5.9
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 500 1.5
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 78 0.2
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 2,542 7.5
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 17 4,360 12.8
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 66 0.2
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 470 1.4
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 58 0.2
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 187 0.5
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 645 1.9
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 326 1.0
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 2,259 6.6
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 163 0.5
Reformed Presbyterian Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 89 0.3
Totals: 353 205,612  

The population of Nueces County, Texas was 340,223 in 2010; in 2000 it was 313,645. The total population changed 8.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (205,612) included 60.4% 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.