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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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4,973 3,519,459 168.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2,188 377,264 18.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2,110 1,022,342 49.0
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1,293 4,368,969 209.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1,291 228,098 10.9
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 549 180,315 8.6
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 473 123,198 5.9
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 441 155,451 7.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 427 177,910 8.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 412 155,019 7.4
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 380 61,272 2.9
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 378 111,288 5.3
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 346 140,106 6.7
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 323 50,528 2.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 282 46,268 2.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 230 38,259 1.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 149 43,602 2.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 136 11,592 0.6
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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126 145,249 7.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 119 10,265 0.5
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 118 --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 94 12,501 0.6
Jewish Other Judaism 92 128,000 6.1
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 91 114,999 5.5
Buddhists Other Other Groups 88 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 87 4,669 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 84 2,906 0.1
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 79 159,449 7.6
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 70 10,777 0.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 70 16,587 0.8
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 63 13,946 0.7
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 62 4,463 0.2
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 56 25,070 1.2
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 53 2,822 0.1
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 49 8,422 0.4
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 45 2,817 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 45 9,720 0.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 45 6,872 0.3
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 42 3,858 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 39 6,025 0.3
Hindus Other Other Groups 34 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 32 11,637 0.6
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 25 1,074 0.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 20 1,215 0.1
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 19 --- ---
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 18 874 0.0
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 18 9,444 0.5
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 17 5,570 0.3
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 16 7,057 0.3
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 14 4,642 0.2
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 1,569 0.1
Sikh Other Other Groups 13 --- ---
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 --- ---
Landmark Missionary Baptists, Independent Associations and Unaffiliated Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 964 0.0
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 644 0.0
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 11 425 0.0
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 1,936 0.1
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 1,022 0.0
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 --- ---
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 9 2,675 0.1
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 8 849 0.0
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 8 --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 1,449 0.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 4,041 0.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 1,540 0.1
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 7 368 0.0
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 684 0.0
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 7 2,096 0.1
Jain Other Other Groups 6 --- ---
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 1,275 0.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 284 0.0
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 340 0.0
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 1,655 0.1
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,152 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 403 0.0
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 716 0.0
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 2,040 0.1
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 --- ---
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 191 0.0
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 825 0.0
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 24 0.0
Progressive Primitive Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 197 0.0
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 1,110 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 27 0.0
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 28 0.0
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 127 0.0
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 413 0.0
Amish; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 68 0.0
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 80 0.0
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 55 0.0
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 25 0.0
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 65 0.0
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Vasiloupulis Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 135 0.0
Interstate & Foreign Landmark Missionary Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 93 0.0
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 60 0.0
Tao Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Two-Seed-in-the-Spirit Predestinarian Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 29 0.0
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Assemblies of God International Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism --- --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church General Assembly Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church Hanover Presbytery Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Unaffiliated Conservative Amish Mennonite Church* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Unaffiliated Friends Meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Unity of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Totals: 18,466 11,573,549  

The population of Texas was 20,851,753 in 2000; in 1990 it was 16,986,403. The total population changed 22.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (11,573,549) included 55.5% of the total population in 2000.

* 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.