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Lubbock, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

92,720 1,924 25,111 208 39,331 11,262 120,249
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 68 61,478 259.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 45 14,336 60.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 29 20,710 87.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 21 2,192 9.3
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 19 22,100 93.4
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 2,557 10.8
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 357 1.5
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 6 2,371 10.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 971 4.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 2,164 9.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 5 1,719 7.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 5 880 3.7
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 1,137 4.8
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 8,939 37.8
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
4 3,925 16.6
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 408 1.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 2,115 8.9
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 247 1.0
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 212 0.9
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 109 0.5
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 42 0.2
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 128 0.5
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 277 1.2
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 40 0.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 1 323 1.4
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 698 2.9
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 51 0.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 9 0.0
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 1 225 1.0
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 77 0.3
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 113 0.5
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 38 0.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 102 0.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 29 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 143 0.6
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 7,141 30.2
Totals: 271 158,363  

The population of the Lubbock, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 236,698 in 1990; in 1980 it was 229,115. The total population changed 3.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (158,363) included 66.9% of the total population in 1990.

Lubbock, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 3 counties: Crosby County, Texas, Lubbock County, Texas, Lynn 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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