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Galveston County (Texas)

Religious Traditions, 2010

61,765 5,373 18,373 57,907 559 13,728 133,604
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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 44 33,382 133.44
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 24 13,303 53.18
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 17 2,590 10.35
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 1,816 7.26
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 14 42,141 168.46
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 10 3,407 13.62
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 9 3,124 12.49
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 8 460 1.84
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 1,264 5.05
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 7 2,163 8.65
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 981 3.92
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 130 0.52
Buddhists Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 1,300 5.20
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 99 0.40
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 186 0.74
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 1,337 5.34
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 742 2.97
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 68 0.27
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 225 0.90
Jewish Other Judaism 2 2,050 8.19
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 272 1.09
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 180 0.72
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 176 0.70
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 291 1.16
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 306 1.22
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 100 0.40
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 50 0.20
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 120 0.48
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 95 0.38
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 243 0.97
Totals: 202 112,601  

The population of Galveston County, Texas was 250,158 in 2000; in 1990 it was 217,399. The total population changed 15.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (112,601) included 45.0% 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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