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Potter County (Texas)

Religious Traditions, 2010

60,758 1,929 8,229 15,904 80 6,588 27,585
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Orthodox 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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 505 5.12
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 1,434 14.54
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 306 3.10
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 8 13,000 131.80
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 0 0 0.00
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 2,300 23.32
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 3,911 39.65
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 551 5.59
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 0 0 0.00
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 180 1.82
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 852 8.64
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 1,205 12.22
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 19 4,773 48.39
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 1,975 20.02
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 514 5.21
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
0 0 0.00
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 333 3.38
Jewish Other Judaism 1 237 2.40
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 1,341 13.60
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 0 40 0.41
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 4,171 42.29
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 215 2.18
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 786 7.97
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 24 38,741 392.76
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 61 0.62
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 10,093 102.32
Totals: 117 87,524  

The population of Potter County, Texas was 98,637 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (87,524) included 88.7% 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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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