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Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area

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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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 167 0.0
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 1,574 0.4
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 13 7,899 2.0
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 123 0.0
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 242 58,262 14.5
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 86 33,407 8.3
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 234,898 58.5
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 47 0.0
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 98 362,589 90.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 510 0.1
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 16 4,724 1.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 102 41,500 10.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 22 6,056 1.5
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 318 0.1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 20 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 865 0.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 55 8,792 2.2
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 162 0.0
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 19 0.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 276 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 77 28,856 7.2
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 74 0.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 59 11,570 2.9
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 372 105,536 26.3
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 26 0.0
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 3,892 1.0
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 39 0.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 88 47,558 11.8
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 323 0.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 51 21,594 5.4
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 74 0.0
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 774 0.2
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 ---
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 20 0.0
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 17 1,067 0.3
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 449 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 161 0.0
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 38 39,335 9.8
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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82 64,033 15.9
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 585 0.1
Jewish Other Judaism 15 39,000 9.7
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 49 24,600 6.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 257 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 115 0.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 766 0.2
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 424 0.1
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 28 1,863 0.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 113 57,016 14.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 1,967 0.5
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 131 0.0
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,592 0.4
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 1,096 0.3
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 38 0.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 55 16,485 4.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 709 769,182 191.4
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 900 0.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 9 2,016 0.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 2,311 0.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 323 261,185 65.0
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 520 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 8 1,138 0.3
Totals: 2,906 2,270,756  

The population of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 4,018,778 in 1990; in 1980 it was 3,034,207. The total population changed 32.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (2,270,756) included 56.5% of the total population in 1990.

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 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.