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Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

135,757 25,138 20,971 415 84,653 15,059 121,197
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 179 91,651 227.3
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
95 22,996 57.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 46 5,255 13.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 41 15,964 39.6
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 37 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 36 84,653 210.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 32 4,766 11.8
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 24 3,940 9.8
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 19 11,245 27.9
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 13 5,088 12.6
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 10 --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 10 4,768 11.8
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 9 2,149 5.3
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 2,464 6.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 1,532 3.8
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 862 2.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 6 940 2.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 6 568 1.4
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 208 0.5
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 2,298 5.7
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 956 2.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 1,932 4.8
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 701 1.7
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 572 1.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 4 575 1.4
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 3 1,517 3.8
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 417 1.0
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 7,626 18.9
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 326 0.8
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 4,194 10.4
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 53 0.1
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 350 0.9
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 15 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 --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 110 0.3
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 38 0.1
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 74 0.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 270 0.7
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 65 0.2
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 250 0.6
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 124 0.3
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 310 0.8
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 19 0.0
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 28 0.1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Unity of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 122 0.3
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 2 0.0
Totals: 657 281,993  

The population of the Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 403,190 in 2010; in 2000 it was 400,162. The total population changed 0.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (281,993) included 69.9% of the total population in 2010.

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 4 counties: Hardin County, Texas, Jefferson County, Texas, Newton County, Texas, Orange 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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