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Hays County, Texas - County Membership Report (2020)

Exact definitions of "congregations" and "adherents" vary by religious body. Congregations may be parishes, churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, or another site where a religious body has regularly scheduled worship services. Adherents generally are members, children who are not members, and others who are not members but are considered participants in the congregation.

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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 7 41,087 170.44
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 26 22,932 95.13
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 38 11,135 46.19
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 9 4,446 18.44
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 7 4,093 16.98
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 4 1,817 7.54
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 1 1,400 5.81
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 1,358 5.63
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 7 1,087 4.51
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 4 1,074 4.46
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 979 4.06
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 3 672 2.79
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 4 495 2.05
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 412 1.71
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 219 0.91
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 192 0.80
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 180 0.75
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 180 0.75
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 170 0.71
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 119 0.49
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 70 0.29
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 40 0.17
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 17 0.07
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 0 0.00
Every Nation Evangelical Protestant 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 241,067 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (94,174) included 39.1% of the total population in 2020. The adherence rate is the number of adherents of a given group per 1,000 people in the general population.

Note that data collection methods for religious bodies change over time, affecting the comparability of statistics. For further information, see the U.S. Religion Census website at

The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 372 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 155.

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