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Wichita County (Texas)

Religious Traditions, 2010

61,669 2,957 9,205 11,699 144 2,472 43,354
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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 49 43,080 327.60
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
34 6,658 50.63
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 17 3,528 26.83
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 3,948 30.02
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 13 5,107 38.84
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 7 11,699 88.97
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 5 722 5.49
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 831 6.32
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 1,957 14.88
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 1,476 11.22
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 581 4.42
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 435 3.31
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,565 11.90
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 90 0.68
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 3 --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 754 5.73
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 104 0.79
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 1,791 13.62
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 372 2.83
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 192 1.46
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 138 1.05
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 61 0.46
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 69 0.52
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 505 3.84
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 184 1.40
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 73 0.56
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 44 0.33
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 75 0.57
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 114 0.87
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 100 0.76
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 64 0.49
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 979 7.44
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 184 1.40
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 20 0.15
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 184 1.40
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 208 1.58
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 178 1.35
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 76 0.58
Totals: 211 88,146  

The population of Wichita County, Texas was 131,500 in 2010; in 2000 it was 131,664. The total population changed -0.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (88,146) included 67.0% 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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