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Brazos County (Texas)

Religious Traditions, 2010

38,472 1,674 12,430 21,925 92 5,604 114,654
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 % Change
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +7 +7574 +48.9%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist +2 +1100 +15.4%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +1 +116 +4.3%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +1 +155 +206.7%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 +190 +69.6%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +1 +45 +42.5%
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 +8 +5.1%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 0 -15505 -41.4%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 0 -17 -7.8%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 -60 -54.5%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 -47 -23.9%
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 0 -318 -21.3%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 0 -9 -0.6%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 +101 +240.5%
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 0 +2041 +408.2%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 +86 +373.9%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 -132 -12.4%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 +66 +129.4%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 0 +8 +7.3%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 -260 -40.4%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 0 +31 +41.3%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -1 -302 -32.9%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints -1 +802 +44.9%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran -1 +326 +35.7%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist -1 -18 -8.8%
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Unity of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: +9 -4019 -5.5%

The population of Brazos County, Texas was 152,415 in 2000; in 1990 it was 121,862. The total population changed 25.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (77,124) included 50.6% of the total population in 2000.

The population of Brazos County, Texas was 194,851 in 2010; in 2000 it was 152,415. The total population changed 27.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (80,197) included 41.2% 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 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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