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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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 106 618,649 181.9
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 365 485,075 142.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 142 170,618 50.2
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 33 47,568 14.0
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 43,750 12.9
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 44 40,001 11.8
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 53 38,142 11.2
Jewish Other Judaism 21 35,900 10.6
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 49 34,175 10.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 145 33,629 9.9
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 85 29,522 8.7
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 63 24,690 7.3
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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16 17,336 5.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 37 16,362 4.8
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 21 7,404 2.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 37 7,328 2.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 29 6,642 2.0
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 23 5,824 1.7
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 4,664 1.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 22 4,566 1.3
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 4,125 1.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 15 3,774 1.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 3,688 1.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 3,130 0.9
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 2,704 0.8
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 5 1,644 0.5
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 7 1,610 0.5
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 1,564 0.5
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 17 1,505 0.4
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 1,474 0.4
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 1,416 0.4
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 1,378 0.4
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 1,208 0.4
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 1,194 0.4
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 14 1,023 0.3
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 906 0.3
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 870 0.3
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 850 0.2
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 800 0.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 660 0.2
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 657 0.2
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 628 0.2
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 550 0.2
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 461 0.1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 460 0.1
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 4 397 0.1
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 350 0.1
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 340 0.1
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 294 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 280 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 5 233 0.1
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 225 0.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 220 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 180 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 132 0.0
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 113 0.0
Interstate & Foreign Landmark Missionary Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 93 0.0
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 76 0.0
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 60 0.0
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 41 0.0
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 28 0.0
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 25 0.0
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Buddhists Other Other Groups 36 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Hindus Other Other Groups 14 --- ---
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 6 --- ---
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Tao Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Unity of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 1,587 1,713,211  

The population of Harris County, Texas was 3,400,578 in 2000; in 1990 it was 2,818,199. The total population changed 20.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,713,211) included 50.4% 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 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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