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Harris County, Texas

Religious Traditions, 2010

1,077,287 65,641 278,855 12,884 741,896 213,212 1,702,684
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic 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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 811 579,759 141.7
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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577 348,461 85.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 124 33,525 8.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 124 182,624 44.6
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 109 741,896 181.3
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 99 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 88 30,491 7.5
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 77 44,472 10.9
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 64 19,190 4.7
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 53 12,708 3.1
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 51 11,483 2.8
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 49 34,957 8.5
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 47 117,148 28.6
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 46 30,521 7.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 43 39,041 9.5
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 41 --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 39 18,575 4.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 34 5,142 1.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 33 11,828 2.9
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 27 11,286 2.8
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 21 5,645 1.4
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 21 5,504 1.3
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 20 5,517 1.3
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 18 1,957 0.5
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 17 2,878 0.7
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 17 987 0.2
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 16 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 15 --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 15 3,643 0.9
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 15 7,732 1.9
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 2,735 0.7
Sikh Other Other Groups 11 --- ---
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 2,283 0.6
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 10 3,050 0.7
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 1,124 0.3
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 9 2,214 0.5
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 1,155 0.3
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 8 3,855 0.9
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 7 2,030 0.5
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 7 3,492 0.9
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 7 --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 488 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 1,867 0.5
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 6 203 0.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 321 0.1
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 6 11,326 2.8
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 3,681 0.9
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 2,152 0.5
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 5 607 0.1
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 5 550 0.1
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 840 0.2
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 5 5,729 1.4
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 5 1,528 0.4
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 5 --- ---
Unity of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 2,249 0.5
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 4 7,301 1.8
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,999 0.5
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 267 0.1
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 770 0.2
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 665 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 1,549 0.4
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 1,364 0.3
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 585 0.1
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 1,640 0.4
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 340 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 800 0.2
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 68 0.0
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 5,550 1.4
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 137 0.0
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 160 0.0
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 90 0.0
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 98 0.0
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 90 0.0
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 419 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 90 0.0
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 24 0.0
Jain Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 450 0.1
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 570 0.1
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 2 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 650 0.2
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 47 0.0
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 67 0.0
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 110 0.0
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 9 0.0
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 10 0.0
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 350 0.1
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 287 0.1
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 683 0.2
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 826 0.2
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 130 0.0
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 250 0.1
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 400 0.1
Tao Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 481 0.1
Totals: 3,031 2,389,775  

The population of Harris County, Texas was 4,092,459 in 2010; in 2000 it was 3,400,578. The total population changed 20.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (2,389,775) included 58.4% 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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