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Odessa, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

43,262 780 4,633 21,600 25 1,810 65,020
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 7 15,272 126.09
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 379 3.13
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 1,022 8.44
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 379 3.13
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,421 11.73
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 150 1.24
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 366 3.02
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 456 3.76
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 16 2,852 23.55
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 231 1.91
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 232 1.92
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 550 4.54
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
3 5,300 43.76
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 23 0.19
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 85 0.70
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 55 0.45
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 138 1.14
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 269 2.22
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 32 27,917 230.48
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 169 1.40
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 791 6.53
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 568 4.69
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 678 5.60
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 1,397 11.53
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 3,791 31.30
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Vasiloupulis Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 135 1.11
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 38 0.31
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 783 6.46
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 63 0.52
Jewish Other Judaism 2 200 1.65
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 18 0.15
Totals: 120 65,728  

The population of the Odessa, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 121,123 in 2000; in 1990 it was 118,934. The total population changed 1.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (65,728) included 54.3% 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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