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Longview, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

93,354 8,091 16,196 19,472 0 6,394 70,862
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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 310 1.45
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 25 5,002 23.33
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 20 2,656 12.39
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 39 0.18
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 9 19,472 90.83
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 145 0.68
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 12 2,028 9.46
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 250 1.17
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 15 2,437 11.37
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 150 0.70
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 2,126 9.92
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 13 2,209 10.30
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 82 0.38
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 8 3,643 16.99
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 1,333 6.22
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 46 6,944 32.39
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 81 0.38
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 418 1.95
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 718 3.35
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 443 2.07
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 7 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 213 0.99
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 11 0.05
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 2,542 11.86
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 190 0.89
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 7 2,762 12.88
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 373 1.74
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
48 14,663 68.40
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 45 0.21
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.51
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 1,933 9.02
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 57 0.27
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 227 1.06
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 314 1.46
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 115 58,487 272.83
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 32 0.15
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 431 2.01
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 40 10,632 49.60
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 --- ---
Totals: 452 143,507  

The population of the Longview, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 214,369 in 2010; in 2000 it was 194,042. The total population changed 10.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (143,507) included 66.9% 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 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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