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Bexar County (Texas)

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 Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 92 574,108 412.16
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 152 119,661 85.91
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 44,510 31.95
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 60 41,148 29.54
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 29 13,170 9.45
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 20 12,587 9.04
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 32 11,747 8.43
Jewish Other Judaism 5 11,000 7.90
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 41 10,886 7.82
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 14 10,701 7.68
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 52 10,616 7.62
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 22 9,833 7.06
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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7 6,790 4.87
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 3,215 2.31
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 3,182 2.28
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 11 3,001 2.15
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 18 2,629 1.89
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 19 2,435 1.75
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 2,307 1.66
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 12 2,127 1.53
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 1,824 1.31
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 1,676 1.20
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 780 0.56
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 633 0.45
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 537 0.39
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 519 0.37
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 514 0.37
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 476 0.34
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 449 0.32
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 443 0.32
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 441 0.32
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 437 0.31
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 388 0.28
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 385 0.28
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 329 0.24
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 298 0.21
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 241 0.17
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 3 238 0.17
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 158 0.11
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 149 0.11
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 125 0.09
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 121 0.09
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 102 0.07
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 70 0.05
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 70 0.05
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 70 0.05
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 55 0.04
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 48 0.03
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 32 0.02
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 29 0.02
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 19 0.01
Buddhists Other Other Groups 7 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Hindus Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Totals: 692 907,309  

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.

* 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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