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Religious Traditions, 2010

6,456,168 345,998 1,553,959 4,673,500 32,453 932,486 11,150,997
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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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 380 61,272 2.94
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 16 7,057 0.34
Amish; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 68 0.00
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 14 4,642 0.22
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 27 0.00
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 80 0.00
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 1,275 0.06
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1,291 228,098 10.94
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 28 0.00
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 7 368 0.02
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 70 10,777 0.52
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 473 123,198 5.91
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 127 0.01
Buddhists Other Other Groups 88 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 19 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1,293 4,368,969 209.53
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 42 3,858 0.19
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 378 111,288 5.34
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 149 43,602 2.09
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 1,936 0.09
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 87 4,669 0.22
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 230 38,259 1.83
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 55 0.00
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 8 849 0.04
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 84 2,906 0.14
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 441 155,451 7.46
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 284 0.01
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 323 50,528 2.42
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2,188 377,264 18.09
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 45 2,817 0.14
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 25 0.00
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 191 0.01
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 340 0.02
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 8 --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 49 8,422 0.40
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 65 0.00
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 427 177,910 8.53
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 1,022 0.05
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 45 9,720 0.47
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 412 155,019 7.43
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 1,449 0.07
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 94 12,501 0.60
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 18 874 0.04
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 25 1,074 0.05
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 684 0.03
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 18 9,444 0.45
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Vasiloupulis Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 135 0.01
Hindus Other Other Groups 34 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 79 159,449 7.65
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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126 145,249 6.97
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 4,041 0.19
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,152 0.06
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 119 10,265 0.49
Interstate & Foreign Landmark Missionary Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 93 0.00
Jain Other Other Groups 6 --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 92 128,000 6.14
Landmark Missionary Baptists, Independent Associations and Unaffiliated Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 964 0.05
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 346 140,106 6.72
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 825 0.04
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 9 2,675 0.13
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 20 1,215 0.06
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 1,655 0.08
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 17 5,570 0.27
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 403 0.02
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 91 114,999 5.52
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 716 0.03
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 53 2,822 0.14
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 62 4,463 0.21
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 1,569 0.08
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 24 0.00
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 7 2,096 0.10
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 413 0.02
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 644 0.03
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 136 11,592 0.56
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 549 180,315 8.65
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 63 13,946 0.67
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 118 --- ---
Progressive Primitive Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 197 0.01
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 2,040 0.10
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 56 25,070 1.20
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 1,110 0.05
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 282 46,268 2.22
Sikh Other Other Groups 13 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4,973 3,519,459 168.78
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 --- ---
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 60 0.00
Tao Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Two-Seed-in-the-Spirit Predestinarian Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 29 0.00
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 11 425 0.02
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 45 6,872 0.33
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 70 16,587 0.80
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2,110 1,022,342 49.03
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 32 11,637 0.56
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 1,540 0.07
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 39 6,025 0.29
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.


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