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El Paso, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

87,318 1,703 10,189 347,410 647 16,677 340,179
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Orthodox 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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 704 1.03
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 120 0.18
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 28 6,368 9.32
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 371 0.54
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 58 351,512 514.68
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 97 0.14
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 1,093 1.60
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 733 1.07
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 162 0.24
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 34 0.05
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 304 0.45
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 144 0.21
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 16 5,662 8.29
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 4,106 6.01
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 16 2,240 3.28
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 34 0.05
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 33 0.05
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 94 0.14
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 7 2,865 4.19
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 275 0.40
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 7 1,234 1.81
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 554 0.81
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 40 0.06
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 192 0.28
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 1,400 2.05
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
2 3,450 5.05
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 122 0.18
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 357 0.52
Jewish Other Judaism 2 5,000 7.32
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 1,700 2.49
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 59 0.09
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 609 0.89
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 470 0.69
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 2,565 3.76
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 85 0.12
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 1,384 2.03
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 1,213 1.78
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 53 24,710 36.18
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 136 0.20
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 194 0.28
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 24 8,846 12.95
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 1,227 1.80
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 505 0.74
Totals: 307 433,003  

The population of the El Paso, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 682,966 in 2000; in 1990 it was 594,525. The total population changed 14.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (433,003) included 63.4% 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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.

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