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Tarrant County (Texas)

Religious Traditions, 2010

544,670 33,665 141,938 200,645 2,596 75,335 810,185
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
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 486 0.42
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 28 100,077 85.53
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 167 0.14
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 64 19,748 16.88
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 3,248 2.78
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 59,210 50.60
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 255 0.22
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 286 0.24
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,565 1.34
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 113 0.10
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 310 0.26
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 2,685 2.29
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 19 0.02
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 79 0.07
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 18 4,149 3.55
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 94 30,636 26.18
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 26 0.02
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 2,218 1.90
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 63 0.05
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 356 0.30
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 132 0.11
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 40 0.03
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 11,810 10.09
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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29 17,047 14.57
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 352 0.30
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 14 9,272 7.92
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 74 0.06
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 238 0.20
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 55 0.05
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 373 0.32
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 312 0.27
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 68 0.06
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 253 0.22
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 38 0.03
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 19 6,079 5.20
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 175 239,563 204.74
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 382 0.33
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 1,250 1.07
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 23 14,431 12.33
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 23 13,292 11.36
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 14 6,553 5.60
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 32 0.03
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 27 12,909 11.03
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 508 0.43
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 74 83,135 71.05
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 4 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 22 8,110 6.93
Jewish Other Judaism 4 4,392 3.75
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 405 0.35
Totals: 738 656,801  

The population of Tarrant County, Texas was 1,170,103 in 1990; in 1980 it was 860,880. The total population changed 35.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (656,801) included 56.1% of the total population in 1990.

* 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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