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