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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
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 221 0.0
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 9 2,191 0.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 24 12,905 0.8
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 282 0.0
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 13 0.0
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1,274 202,082 11.9
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 144 0.0
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 498 125,323 7.4
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 70 0.0
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 815,771 48.0
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 73 0.0
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1,290 3,574,728 210.4
Christ Catholic Church Evangelical Protestant Catholicism 1 3 0.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 45 3,082 0.2
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 35 6,766 0.4
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 428 105,495 6.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 147 33,766 2.0
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 866 0.1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 93 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 94 5,854 0.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 206 27,828 1.6
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 32 1,743 0.1
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 93 0.0
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 522 0.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 83 2,918 0.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 329 111,276 6.6
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 302 0.0
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 71 0.0
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 144 0.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 325 45,097 2.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2,215 380,948 22.4
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 23 0.0
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 104 0.0
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 278 0.0
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 50 10,373 0.6
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 39 0.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 424 169,112 10.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 33 5,463 0.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 401 155,276 9.1
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 146 0.0
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 15 1,482 0.1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 490 0.0
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 20 0.0
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 74 4,278 0.3
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 22 886 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 25 2,548 0.2
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 15 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 4 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 113 127,850 7.5
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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182 132,292 7.8
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 90 5,517 0.3
Interstate & Foreign Landmark Missionary Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 76 0.0
Jewish Other Judaism 72 107,980 6.4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 345 134,280 7.9
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 27 1,228 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 721 0.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 55 4,936 0.3
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 1,634 0.1
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 400 0.0
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 9 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 163 12,296 0.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 579 200,969 11.8
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 40 5,445 0.3
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 53 2,544 0.1
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,592 0.1
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 115 0.0
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 50 5,676 0.3
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 242 0.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 258 41,470 2.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4,285 3,259,395 191.9
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 1,800 0.1
Two-Seed-in-the-Spirit Predestinarian Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 53 0.0
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 8 329 0.0
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 40 5,843 0.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 74 20,950 1.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2,186 1,004,318 59.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 892 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 36 4,463 0.3
Totals: 16,961 10,896,401  

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.