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Laredo, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

12,812 207 1,354 126,750 6,120 103,061
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant 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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 26 126,750 506.38
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 4,581 18.30
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 3,436 13.73
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
17 3,215 12.84
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 29 2,935 11.73
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 2,542 10.16
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 722 2.88
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 666 2.66
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 550 2.20
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 267 1.07
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 262 1.05
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 232 0.93
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 207 0.83
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 179 0.72
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 124 0.50
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 120 0.48
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 110 0.44
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 102 0.41
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 69 0.28
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 62 0.25
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 50 0.20
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 36 0.14
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 22 0.09
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 4 0.02
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 0 0.00
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 --- ---
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 5 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Totals: 138 147,243  

The population of the Laredo, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 250,304 in 2010; in 2000 it was 193,117. The total population changed 29.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (147,243) included 58.8% 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 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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