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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 % Change
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +3,848 +461,923 +14.2%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints +248 +184,865 +166.1%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +109 +32,585 +78.6%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +63 +19,881 +71.4%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism +58 +1,098,772 +30.7%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +57 +10,059 +182.3%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +50 +12,514 +229.8%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +48 +73,483 +36.4%
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist +38 --- ---
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +31 +8,023 +146.9%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness +14 +18,085 +318.6%
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +11 +6,769 +158.2%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal +9 +2,264 +38.7%
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +8 --- ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +6 --- ---
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +6 +546 +104.6%
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +6 +2,393 +488.4%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +4 +550 +63.5%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +4 +692 +23.7%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +4 --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +4 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +3 +2,383 +77.3%
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist +2 -864 -39.4%
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist +2 +1,042 +374.8%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +2 +1,277 +143.2%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +2 +2,365 +53.0%
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +1 +33 +253.8%
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +1 +195 +278.6%
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +1 --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +0 +1 +1.4%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -75 -72.1%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +0 -1,772 -1.3%
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 +74 +22.5%
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -1 --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran -1 -71 -48.6%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness -1 +978 +110.4%
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist -1 -477 -29.2%
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist -2 -28 -30.1%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -2 -1,080 -67.8%
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) -2 -1,590 -88.3%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -3 -184 -60.9%
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist -3 --- ---
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist -3 -175 -72.3%
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist -4 --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -4 +5 +0.4%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist -7 -1,825 -37.0%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness -8 -1,864 -31.8%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist -9 -5,733 -44.4%
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -9 -4,018 -38.7%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist -11 +6,312 +18.7%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -12 -3,486 -16.6%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness -24 -261 -0.6%
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science -29 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist -31 --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran -39 -43,629 -28.1%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -39 +1,190 +9.7%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist -45 -30,678 -29.1%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism -47 -20,673 -12.2%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -72 -45,923 -22.9%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist -173 -29,819 -7.8%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -219 +30,850 +3.1%
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Totals: +3,839 +1,785,884 +19%

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.

The population of Texas was 16,986,403 in 1990; in 1980 it was 14,229,100. The total population changed 19.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (10,896,401) included 64.1% of the total population in 1990.

* 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.