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College Station-Bryan, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

47,270 2,229 15,180 92 26,791 5,874 131,224
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 62 30,585 133.8
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 12 26,791 117.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 29 9,977 43.6
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
23 9,121 39.9
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 18 3,476 15.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 8 2,719 11.9
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 2,541 11.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 4 2,120 9.3
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 1,280 5.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 1,195 5.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 978 4.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 915 4.0
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 837 3.7
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 668 2.9
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 633 2.8
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 463 2.0
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 365 1.6
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 359 1.6
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 2 273 1.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 230 1.0
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 195 0.9
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 186 0.8
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 157 0.7
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 151 0.7
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 150 0.7
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 143 0.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 1 120 0.5
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 118 0.5
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 117 0.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 117 0.5
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 110 0.5
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.5
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 106 0.5
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 45 0.2
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 32 0.1
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 15 0.1
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 15 0.1
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 14 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 6 0.0
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 4 0.0
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 0 ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 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 2 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Unity of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 --- ---
Totals: 242 97,436  

The population of the College Station-Bryan, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 228,660 in 2010; in 2000 it was 184,885. The total population changed 23.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (97,436) included 42.6% of the total population in 2010.

College Station-Bryan, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 3 counties: Brazos County, Texas, Burleson County, Texas, Robertson 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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