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Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

1,476,398 77,851 397,454 14,398 1,014,559 292,272 2,647,484
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 47 10,732 1.8
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 338 0.1
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 31 5,450 0.9
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 1,364 0.2
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 17 --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 2,399 0.4
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 90 0.0
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 110 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 177 47,153 8.0
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 223 0.0
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 14 2,718 0.5
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 33 15,756 2.7
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 7 3,492 0.6
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 6 621 0.1
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 162 1,014,559 171.4
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 1,194 0.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 34 6,828 1.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 24 12,118 2.0
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 14 2,978 0.5
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 585 0.1
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 12 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 24 1,104 0.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 39 5,668 1.0
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 24 --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 75 21,974 3.7
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 9 0.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 898 0.2
Church of God of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 125 67,254 11.4
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 30 6,765 1.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 221 49,743 8.4
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 7 770 0.1
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 90 0.0
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 10 0.0
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 4 7,301 1.2
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 840 0.1
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 1,640 0.3
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 419 0.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 71 46,724 7.9
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 350 0.1
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 428 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 1,810 0.3
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 10 1,746 0.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 65 23,644 4.0
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,999 0.3
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 3,173 0.5
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 450 0.1
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 299 0.1
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 8 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 5,689 1.0
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 16 8,151 1.4
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 9 260 0.0
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 24 0.0
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 9 9,419 1.6
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 683 0.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 19 2,683 0.5
Jain Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 63 --- ---
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 67 37,646 6.4
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 450 0.1
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 1,125 0.2
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 137 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 826 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 566 0.1
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 63 157,820 26.7
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 532 0.1
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 43 19,668 3.3
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 16 7,894 1.3
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 62 13,497 2.3
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 2 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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790 431,035 72.8
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 166 0.0
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 740 0.1
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 12 3,170 0.5
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 47 0.0
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 25 2,719 0.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 75 40,124 6.8
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 20 3,505 0.6
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 770 0.1
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 130 0.0
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 9 12,730 2.2
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 250 0.0
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 665 0.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 4,189 0.7
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 820 0.1
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 67 0.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 72 15,118 2.6
Sikh Other Other Groups 11 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1,260 828,237 139.9
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 160 0.0
Tao Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 8 1,995 0.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 3,816 0.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 229 273,829 46.3
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 164 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 8 --- ---
Unity of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 4,902 0.8
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 8 2,201 0.4
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 661 0.1
Totals: 4,599 3,272,932  

The population of the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 5,920,416 in 2010; in 2000 it was 4,693,161. The total population changed 26.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (3,272,932) included 55.3% of the total population in 2010.

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 9 counties: Austin County, Texas, Brazoria County, Texas, Chambers County, Texas, Fort Bend County, Texas, Galveston County, Texas, Harris County, Texas, Liberty County, Texas, Montgomery County, Texas, Waller 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.