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Religious Traditions, 2010

1,823,392 112,566 450,356 11,762 851,149 305,886 2,871,103
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
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 287 0.1
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 1,553 0.5
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 23 3,897 1.3
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 45 15,051 5.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 231 43,578 14.4
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 92 31,529 10.4
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 93 217,343 71.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 185 0.1
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 12 1,305 0.4
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 105 42,633 14.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 24 4,688 1.5
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 40 22,977 7.6
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 76 0.0
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 1,032 0.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 41 4,387 1.4
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 59 0.0
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 34 13,759 4.5
Church of Jesus Christ, The (Bickertonites) Other Latter-day Saints 1 13 0.0
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 45 7,316 2.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 359 88,150 29.1
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 43 0.0
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 2,267 0.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 80 42,877 14.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 130 0.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 40 15,996 5.3
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 93 0.0
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 1,122 0.4
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 1,315 0.4
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 903 0.3
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 94 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 340 0.1
Jewish Other Judaism 6 8,802 2.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 38 17,955 5.9
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 24 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 890 0.3
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 86 0.0
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 74 0.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 219 54,832 18.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 508 0.2
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 3,602 1.2
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 7 0.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 34 8,703 2.9
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 645 607,941 200.4
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 134 0.0
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 976 0.3
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 8 1,477 0.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 2,686 0.9
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 330 229,472 75.6
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 711 0.2
Totals: 2,635 1,503,878  

The population of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 3,034,207 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,503,878) included 49.6% of the total population in 1980.

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 13 counties: Collin County, Texas, Dallas County, Texas, Denton County, Texas, Ellis County, Texas, Hood County, Texas, Hunt County, Texas, Johnson County, Texas, Kaufman County, Texas, Parker County, Texas, Rockwall County, Texas, Somervell County, Texas, Tarrant County, Texas, Wise 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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