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