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Religious Traditions, 2010

6,456,168 345,998 1,553,959 32,453 4,673,500 932,486 11,150,997
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1,348 4,673,500 185.9
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8,133 3,721,318 148.0
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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3,685 1,546,542 61.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1,967 1,035,168 41.2
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 166 421,972 16.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2,042 351,129 14.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 577 296,141 11.8
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1,322 275,565 11.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 507 155,046 6.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 377 148,439 5.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 345 132,508 5.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 362 111,647 4.4
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 140 89,050 3.5
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 393 77,545 3.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 383 74,817 3.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 367 74,055 2.9
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 133 59,529 2.4
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 95 49,874 2.0
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 269 47,709 1.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 301 44,836 1.8
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 247 43,839 1.7
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 136 40,078 1.6
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 264 39,354 1.6
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 157 37,986 1.5
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 42 36,550 1.5
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 170 34,039 1.4
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 36 33,990 1.4
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 64 23,761 0.9
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 20 23,109 0.9
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 47 20,936 0.8
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 90 17,959 0.7
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 13 17,889 0.7
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 62 17,464 0.7
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 147 15,576 0.6
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 64 13,486 0.5
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 124 13,486 0.5
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 30 13,461 0.5
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 68 13,235 0.5
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 19 12,167 0.5
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 85 11,047 0.4
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 33 8,527 0.3
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 30 8,410 0.3
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 49 8,107 0.3
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 15 7,172 0.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 38 6,828 0.3
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 41 6,355 0.3
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 48 5,465 0.2
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 21 5,348 0.2
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 42 4,450 0.2
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 86 3,990 0.2
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 12 3,866 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 87 3,610 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 24 3,119 0.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 48 3,111 0.1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 2,883 0.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 2,857 0.1
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 23 2,781 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 16 2,765 0.1
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 8 2,683 0.1
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 17 2,657 0.1
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 12 2,433 0.1
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 41 2,396 0.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 2,169 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 21 1,864 0.1
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 11 1,845 0.1
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 1,416 0.1
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 13 1,393 0.1
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 1,375 0.1
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 1,327 0.1
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 1,320 0.1
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 28 1,280 0.1
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 1,260 0.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 23 1,233 0.0
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 1,157 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 3 1,095 0.0
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 11 1,068 0.0
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 7 1,022 0.0
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,000 0.0
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 31 968 0.0
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 16 929 0.0
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 824 0.0
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 600 0.0
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 515 0.0
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 512 0.0
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 8 403 0.0
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 3 356 0.0
Unaffiliated Conservative Amish Mennonite Church* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 309 0.0
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 265 0.0
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 223 0.0
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 210 0.0
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 148 0.0
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 135 0.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 118 0.0
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 106 0.0
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 5 98 0.0
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 75 0.0
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 72 0.0
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 67 0.0
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 65 0.0
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 52 0.0
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 46 0.0
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 29 0.0
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 9 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 111 --- ---
Assemblies of God International Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 8 --- ---
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 57 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 4 --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 64 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 70 --- ---
Church of God of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 18 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 22 --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 --- ---
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 19 --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 --- ---
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 52 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 4 --- ---
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 258 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 6 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 426 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 4 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 13 --- ---
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 26 --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 3 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 27 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church General Assembly Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church Hanover Presbytery Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 24 --- ---
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 --- ---
Tao Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Unaffiliated Friends Meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 5 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 656 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 43 --- ---
Unity of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 26 --- ---
Totals: 27,848 13,994,564  

The population of Texas was 25,145,561 in 2010; in 2000 it was 20,851,753. The total population changed 20.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (13,994,564) included 55.7% of the total population in 2010.

* 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.