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Religious Traditions, 2010

6,456,168 345,998 1,553,959 32,453 4,673,500 932,486 11,150,997
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 3,896 2,659,894 186.9
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1,227 2,340,162 164.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2,257 932,488 65.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 2,222 355,396 25.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 867 196,045 13.8
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 395 174,581 12.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1,134 162,232 11.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 367 144,252 10.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 448 120,296 8.5
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 517 118,643 8.3
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 311 117,074 8.2
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 312 83,932 5.9
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 212 68,375 4.8
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 340 45,361 3.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 309 39,479 2.8
Jewish Other Judaism 46 30,414 2.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 149 27,255 1.9
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 178 23,354 1.6
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 59 21,770 1.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 71 20,626 1.4
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 84 16,650 1.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 192 15,708 1.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 44 14,720 1.0
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 51 8,408 0.6
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 49 6,988 0.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 34 4,701 0.3
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 70 4,190 0.3
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 32 3,520 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 19 2,453 0.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 23 2,239 0.2
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 2,095 0.1
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 17 2,050 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 7 2,008 0.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 18 1,997 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 15 1,867 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 18 1,857 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 15 1,394 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 981 0.1
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 976 0.1
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 20 804 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 782 0.1
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 10 712 0.1
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 9 461 0.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 377 0.0
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 364 0.0
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 315 0.0
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 299 0.0
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 207 0.0
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 201 0.0
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 165 0.0
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 157 0.0
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 107 0.0
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 92 0.0
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 86 0.0
Mennonite Church, The General Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 84 0.0
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 77 0.0
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 73 0.0
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 50 0.0
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 46 0.0
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 26 0.0
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 22 0.0
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 16 0.0
Church of Jesus Christ, The (Bickertonites) Other Latter-day Saints 1 13 0.0
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Christ Catholic Church Evangelical Protestant Catholicism --- --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Totals: 16,111 7,781,967  

The population of Texas was 14,229,100 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (7,781,967) included 54.7% of the total population in 1980.

* 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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