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Religious Traditions, 2010

1,476,398 77,851 397,454 14,398 1,014,559 292,272 2,647,484
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 167 649,882 173.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 520 557,282 148.6
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 284,485 75.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 247 218,758 58.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 239 47,736 12.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 80 45,971 12.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 71 45,185 12.0
Jewish Other Judaism 16 43,100 11.5
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 69 38,802 10.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 171 37,034 9.9
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 24 35,475 9.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 74 29,998 8.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 61 22,644 6.0
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 30 10,507 2.8
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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19 9,715 2.6
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 37 9,628 2.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 35 6,747 1.8
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 42 6,628 1.8
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 5,873 1.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 17 5,635 1.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 18 2,837 0.8
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 28 2,734 0.7
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 1,993 0.5
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 21 1,825 0.5
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 12 1,784 0.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 6 1,743 0.5
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 1,664 0.4
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 9 1,328 0.4
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 7 1,134 0.3
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 900 0.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 888 0.2
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 685 0.2
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 672 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 588 0.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 555 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 526 0.1
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 509 0.1
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 9 488 0.1
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 327 0.1
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 320 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 295 0.1
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 273 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 192 0.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 164 0.0
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 161 0.0
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 159 0.0
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 154 0.0
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 104 0.0
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 97 0.0
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 87 0.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 87 0.0
Interstate & Foreign Landmark Missionary Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 76 0.0
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 61 0.0
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 36 0.0
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 21 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Totals: 2,175 2,136,531  

The population of the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 3,750,963 in 1990; in 1980 it was 3,137,557. The total population changed 19.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (2,136,531) included 57.0% of the total population in 1990.

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 9 counties: Austin County, Texas, Brazoria County, Texas, Chambers County, Texas, Fort Bend County, Texas, Galveston County, Texas, Harris County, Texas, Liberty County, Texas, Montgomery County, Texas, Waller County, Texas.

* 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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