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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 247 43,839 1.7
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 1,327 0.1
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 157 37,986 1.5
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 393 77,545 3.1
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 22 --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 19 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 52 --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 140 89,050 3.5
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 133 59,529 2.4
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 170 34,039 1.4
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 8 2,683 0.1
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1,348 4,673,500 185.9
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 3 --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 264 39,354 1.6
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 52 0.0
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 111 --- ---
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 46 0.0
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 135 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1,322 275,565 11.0
Assemblies of God International Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 223 0.0
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 8 --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 265 0.0
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 57 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 48 5,465 0.2
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 4 --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 136 40,078 1.6
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 1,416 0.1
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 86 3,990 0.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 269 47,709 1.9
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 70 --- ---
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 65 0.0
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 11 1,068 0.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 87 3,610 0.1
Church of God of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 18 --- ---
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 118 0.0
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 72 0.0
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 301 44,836 1.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2,042 351,129 14.0
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 --- ---
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 28 1,280 0.1
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 41 2,396 0.1
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 29 0.0
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 106 0.0
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 1,320 0.1
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 41 6,355 0.3
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 --- ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 13 1,393 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 64 13,486 0.5
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 11 1,845 0.1
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 75 0.0
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 2,883 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 85 11,047 0.4
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 21 1,864 0.1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 4 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 258 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 2,857 0.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 147 15,576 0.6
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 345 132,508 5.3
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 47 20,936 0.8
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 23 1,233 0.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 24 3,119 0.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 48 3,111 0.1
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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3,685 1,546,542 61.5
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 1,157 0.0
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 26 --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 148 0.0
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 824 0.0
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 124 13,486 0.5
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 90 17,959 0.7
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 27 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church General Assembly Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church Hanover Presbytery Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 64 23,761 0.9
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 67 0.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 367 74,055 2.9
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8,133 3,721,318 148.0
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 --- ---
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 8 403 0.0
Unaffiliated Conservative Amish Mennonite Church* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 309 0.0
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 656 --- ---
Unity of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 26 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 33 8,527 0.3
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 2,169 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 38 6,828 0.3
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 9 --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 15 7,172 0.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 383 74,817 3.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 377 148,439 5.9
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 362 111,647 4.4
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 16 929 0.0
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 --- ---
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 16 2,765 0.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 507 155,046 6.2
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 512 0.0
Unaffiliated Friends Meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 --- ---
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 62 17,464 0.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1,967 1,035,168 41.2
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 21 5,348 0.2
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 515 0.0
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 12 3,866 0.2
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,000 0.0
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 19 12,167 0.5
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 1,260 0.1
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 12 2,433 0.1
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 17 2,657 0.1
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 600 0.0
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 7 1,022 0.0
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 1,375 0.1
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 210 0.0
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 68 13,235 0.5
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 95 49,874 2.0
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 30 13,461 0.5
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 23 2,781 0.1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 64 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 577 296,141 11.8
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 42 4,450 0.2
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 13 17,889 0.7
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 42 36,550 1.5
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 31 968 0.0
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 5 98 0.0
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 20 23,109 0.9
Jain Other Other Groups 6 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 426 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 166 421,972 16.8
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 4 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 13 --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 30 8,410 0.3
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 3 356 0.0
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 36 33,990 1.4
Sikh Other Other Groups 24 --- ---
Tao Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 5 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 49 8,107 0.3
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 43 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 3 1,095 0.0
Totals: 27,848 13,994,564  

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.

* 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.