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El Paso, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

87,318 1,703 10,189 647 347,410 16,677 340,179
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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 65 0.1
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 130 0.2
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 5 923 1.1
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 0 ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 195 0.2
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 390 0.5
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 58 347,410 432.0
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 35 7,661 9.5
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 374 0.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 598 0.7
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 99 0.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 25 0.0
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 463 0.6
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 6 --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 330 0.4
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 1,221 1.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 1,657 2.1
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 18 0.0
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 161 0.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 365 0.5
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 454 0.6
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 122 0.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 1,241 1.5
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 1,311 1.6
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 44 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 0 ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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57 39,789 49.5
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 97 0.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 1,467 1.8
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 8 2,273 2.8
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 133 26,556 33.0
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 572 0.7
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 420 0.5
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 682 0.8
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 698 0.9
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 5 854 1.1
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 17 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 56 0.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 1,332 1.7
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 82 0.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 20 6,468 8.0
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 507 0.6
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 75 0.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 65 0.1
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 427 0.5
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 1,014 1.3
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 17 12,549 15.6
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 867 1.1
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 12 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 700 0.9
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 60 0.1
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 988 1.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 72 0.1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 495 463,944  

The population of the El Paso, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 804,123 in 2010; in 2000 it was 682,966. The total population changed 17.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (463,944) included 57.7% of the total population in 2010.

El Paso, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 2 counties: El Paso County, Texas, Hudspeth 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.