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Amarillo, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

125,242 1,929 16,070 80 18,293 10,202 80,117
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 74 76,201 302.5
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
57 32,050 127.2
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 16 18,293 72.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 21 10,453 41.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 28 6,458 25.6
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 5,084 20.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 5 2,991 11.9
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 2,731 10.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 6 2,138 8.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 2,064 8.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 4 1,272 5.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,254 5.0
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 1,247 4.9
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 1,244 4.9
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 7 1,189 4.7
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 1,183 4.7
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 1,125 4.5
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 3 1,048 4.2
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 482 1.9
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 411 1.6
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 326 1.3
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 300 1.2
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 298 1.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 295 1.2
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 239 0.9
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 165 0.7
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 154 0.6
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 142 0.6
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 129 0.5
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 129 0.5
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 104 0.4
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 85 0.3
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 83 0.3
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 80 0.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 75 0.3
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 75 0.3
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 65 0.3
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 61 0.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 42 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 26 0.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 15 0.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 10 0.0
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 4 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 308 171,816  

The population of the Amarillo, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 251,933 in 2010; in 2000 it was 228,707. The total population changed 10.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (171,816) included 68.2% of the total population in 2010.

Amarillo, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 5 counties: Armstrong County, Texas, Carson County, Texas, Oldham County, Texas, Potter County, Texas, Randall County, Texas.

* 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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.

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