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Religious Traditions, 2010

288,534 8,961 78,855 528,827 1,004 61,554 747,038
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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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents % Change
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +127 -3272 -2.7%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints +18 +14656 +149%
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +11 +721 +163.5%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism +10 -45281 -7.9%
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups +6 +17274 +542.9%
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +3 --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness +3 +98 +3.7%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +3 +1079 +50.7%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +2 -930 -28.9%
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist +2 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist +1 -973 -32.4%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 +108 +154.3%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +1 +10 +20.8%
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +1 +939 +315.1%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist +1 +77 +140%
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +1 -150 -45.6%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 +657 +272.6%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness +1 -999 -59.6%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 -138 -29%
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 -345 -67.1%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 0 +599 +26%
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 -10 -14.3%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 -69 -57%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 -304 -16.7%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 +1214 +49.9%
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 0 -70 -44.3%
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 -45 -10.2%
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 +123 +384.4%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 +16 +55.2%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 -430 -55.1%
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 -151 -23.9%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 +266 +68.6%
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 0 +120 +80.5%
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 +4 +3.9%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 +39 +55.7%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 0 -9 -1.7%
Bahá'í Other Other Groups -1 +159 +30.6%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness -1 -40 -10.4%
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints -1 +3 +1.3%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism -1 -1581 -12.6%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran -1 +178 +39.6%
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist -2 -200 -45.8%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran -2 +615 +5.7%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -3 +7455 +70.2%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran -3 -2825 -21.5%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -3 +128 +0.3%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist -6 -3716 -34.1%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -6 -1168 -9.9%
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism --- --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: +165 -16168 -1.9%

The population of Bexar County, Texas was 1,392,931 in 2000; in 1990 it was 1,185,394. The total population changed 17.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (907,309) included 65.1% of the total population in 2000.

The population of Bexar County, Texas was 1,714,773 in 2010; in 2000 it was 1,392,931. The total population changed 23.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (967,735) included 56.4% 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 www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

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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