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Victoria, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

24,261 1,515 7,455   33,584 3,107 24,081
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 11 34,276 376.6
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 17 14,296 157.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 11 5,215 57.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 3,481 38.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,509 16.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 9 1,443 15.9
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 799 8.8
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 727 8.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 541 5.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 499 5.5
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 279 3.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 1 270 3.0
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 156 1.7
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 103 1.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 99 1.1
Jewish Other Judaism 1 75 0.8
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 74 0.8
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 60 0.7
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 55 0.6
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 48 0.5
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 28 0.3
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 23 0.3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 10 0.1
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 6 0.1
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 88 64,072  

The population of the Victoria, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 91,016 in 2000; in 1990 it was 80,341. The total population changed 13.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (64,072) included 70.4% of the total population in 2000.

Victoria, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 2 counties: Goliad County, Texas, Victoria 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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