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San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

363,615 9,334 107,706 1,204 609,212 67,886 983,551
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
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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268 128,550 60.0
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 8 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 47 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 21 3,603 1.7
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 343 0.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 2,906 1.4
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 14 2,275 1.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 2,073 1.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 68 10,464 4.9
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 482 0.2
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 132 0.1
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 9 3,313 1.5
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 38 0.0
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 381 0.2
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 78 0.0
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 1,301 0.6
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 406 158,386 73.9
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 142 609,212 284.3
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 2 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 4 --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 175 0.1
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 60 0.0
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 165 0.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 350 0.2
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 75 0.0
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 179 0.1
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 0.1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 7 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 27 13,539 6.3
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 88 0.0
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 108 0.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 58 0.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 64 0.0
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 410 0.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 23 2,944 1.4
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 45 0.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 1,237 0.6
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 677 0.3
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 404 0.2
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 1,220 0.6
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 2 1,170 0.5
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 140 0.1
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 2,773 1.3
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 49 29,652 13.8
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 4 461 0.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 611 0.3
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 40 15,400 7.2
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 75 0.0
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 18 12,764 6.0
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 7,077 3.3
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 --- ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 627 0.3
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 13 2,543 1.2
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 254 0.1
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 95 0.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 15 4,260 2.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 88 58,562 27.3
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 759 0.4
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 10 2,907 1.4
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 5 3,493 1.6
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 3 116 0.1
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 2 1,992 0.9
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 4 130 0.1
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 2,000 0.9
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 269 0.1
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 9 20,456 9.5
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 6 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 69 20,033 9.4
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 22 3,736 1.7
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 11 1,409 0.7
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 178 0.1
Church of God of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 1,162 0.5
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 789 0.4
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 218 0.1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 34 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 342 0.2
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 192 0.1
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 398 0.2
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 155 0.1
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 106 0.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 34 12,990 6.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,465 0.7
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 1,657 0.8
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
Totals: 1,652 1,158,957  

The population of the San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 2,142,508 in 2010; in 2000 it was 1,711,703. The total population changed 25.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,158,957) included 54.1% of the total population in 2010.

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 8 counties: Atascosa County, Texas, Bandera County, Texas, Bexar County, Texas, Comal County, Texas, Guadalupe County, Texas, Kendall County, Texas, Medina County, Texas, Wilson 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.