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Wharton 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 10 14,906 358.58
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 18 5,533 133.10
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 11 3,720 89.49
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 7 1,416 34.06
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 602 14.48
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 588 14.14
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 2 530 12.75
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 4 530 12.75
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 2 502 12.08
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 329 7.91
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 274 6.59
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 248 5.97
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 240 5.77
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 211 5.08
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 160 3.85
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 146 3.51
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 118 2.84
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 105 2.53
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 100 2.41
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 100 2.41
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 51 1.23
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 50 1.20
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 22 0.53
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 41,570 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (30,481) included 73.3% 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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