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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
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
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 11 1,409 0.7
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 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
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 1,301 0.6
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 142 609,212 284.3
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 2 --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 343 0.2
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 7 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 69 20,033 9.4
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 64 0.0
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 2,073 1.0
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 192 0.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 410 0.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 22 3,736 1.7
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 8 --- ---
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 the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 23 2,944 1.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 68 10,464 4.9
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 88 0.0
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 398 0.2
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 --- ---
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 15 4,260 2.0
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 75 0.0
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 155 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 1,162 0.5
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 45 0.0
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 482 0.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 789 0.4
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
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
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 58 0.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 1,237 0.6
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 132 0.1
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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268 128,550 60.0
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 78 0.0
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 --- ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 106 0.0
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 218 0.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,465 0.7
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 677 0.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 21 3,603 1.7
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 406 158,386 73.9
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 34 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 342 0.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 404 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 627 0.3
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
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
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 27 13,539 6.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 40 15,400 7.2
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 108 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 269 0.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 34 12,990 6.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 1,657 0.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 88 58,562 27.3
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
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
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
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 4 --- ---
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
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 1,220 0.6
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
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 47 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 9 20,456 9.5
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
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
Sikh Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 611 0.3
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 6 0.0
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.