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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 +3,160 +201,859 +5.7%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints +136 +140,690 +90.5%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +85 +27,787 +60.1%
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups +75 +306,973 +266.9%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism +55 +304,531 +7.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +39 +9,450 +24.7%
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +38 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +31 +47,467 +20.8%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +28 +5,311 +51.7%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +27 +4,013 +28.8%
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +20 +2,716 +673.9%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +19 +3,766 +38.7%
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist +17 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups +11 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +10 +561 +26.8%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness +8 -1,309 -5.2%
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +7 +706 +15.2%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +6 +1,607 +41.7%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist +5 -36,471 -32.8%
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +5 +1,434 +99.0%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +5 +629 +40.8%
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +4 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal +4 +1,235 +18.0%
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +3 +195 +696.4%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +3 -520 -26.9%
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +3 +219 +25.8%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +3 +704 +24.2%
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +3 +371 +36.3%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness +3 +990 +113.3%
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +3 -242 -9.0%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +3 +18 +1.5%
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +3 --- ---
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +2 +435 +52.7%
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +2 +180 +28.0%
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +1 --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist +1 +980 +288.2%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +1 +2,723 +28.8%
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +1 -1,184 -29.3%
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +1 +265 +23.9%
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +1 +150 +250.0%
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 -3,110 -26.7%
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 +19 +70.4%
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -760 -59.6%
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 +138 +108.7%
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist +0 +10 +18.2%
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 +4 +16.0%
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 -85 -44.5%
Jain Other Other Groups +0 --- ---
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 -412 -26.3%
Tao Other Other Groups +0 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups +0 --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist -1 +115 +1.6%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness -1 -679 -14.5%
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist -1 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran -1 -7,598 -5.4%
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups -1 -2,805 -50.4%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran -1 +803 +13.3%
Bahá'í Other Other Groups -2 +2,458 +22.8%
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints -3 +1,633 +58.0%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -3 -1,528 -74.9%
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -3 -22 -5.2%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -4 -166 -58.5%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist -5 +289 +10.2%
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -8 -2,067 -24.5%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -8 +877 +5.3%
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -9 -1,454 -11.6%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -12 +1,894 +16.3%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist -13 -3,524 -8.1%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness -22 -5,692 -11.3%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -42 -25,269 -14.0%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism -50 -29,471 -16.6%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran -50 -43,372 -28.0%
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist -116 -21,918 -35.8%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -143 +12,826 +1.3%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist -146 -26,135 -6.9%
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 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 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 Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
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 --- --- ---
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: +3,188 +873,238 +8%

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 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.