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Waco, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

86,402 4,395 23,800 160 30,043 7,897 100,075
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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 167 64,191 253.9
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 19 30,043 118.9
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 45 17,349 68.6
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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40 9,570 37.9
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 5,084 20.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 34 4,409 17.4
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 2,676 10.6
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 8 2,475 9.8
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 2,053 8.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 1,910 7.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 6 1,607 6.4
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 1,425 5.6
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 1,378 5.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 1,186 4.7
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 6 1,005 4.0
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 6 970 3.8
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 694 2.7
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 442 1.7
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 404 1.6
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 350 1.4
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 326 1.3
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 311 1.2
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 293 1.2
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 265 1.0
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 258 1.0
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 255 1.0
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 246 1.0
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 213 0.8
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 189 0.7
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 187 0.7
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 160 0.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 150 0.6
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 126 0.5
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 124 0.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 88 0.3
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 68 0.3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 67 0.3
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 65 0.3
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 49 0.2
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 22 0.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 14 0.1
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 --- ---
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 3 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Unity of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Totals: 433 152,697  

The population of the Waco, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 252,772 in 2010; in 2000 it was 232,093. The total population changed 8.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (152,697) included 60.4% of the total population in 2010.

Waco, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 2 counties: Falls County, Texas, McLennan 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.