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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 Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 102 528,827 308.39
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 279 116,389 67.87
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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204 113,976 66.47
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 57 41,276 24.07
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 40 24,489 14.28
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 9 20,456 11.93
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 49 18,071 10.54
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 12 11,316 6.60
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 19 11,006 6.42
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 26 10,579 6.17
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 26 10,345 6.03
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 35 7,170 4.18
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 19 3,649 2.13
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 15 3,206 1.87
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 8 3,123 1.82
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 4 3,118 1.82
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 2,906 1.69
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 2,773 1.62
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 21 2,727 1.59
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 6 2,497 1.46
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 12 2,360 1.38
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 2,285 1.33
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 12 2,028 1.18
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 2,000 1.17
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 2 1,992 1.16
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 1,520 0.89
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 11 1,409 0.82
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 1,301 0.76
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 1,237 0.72
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 1,220 0.71
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 2 1,170 0.68
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 1,162 0.68
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 898 0.52
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 678 0.40
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 677 0.39
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 654 0.38
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 627 0.37
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 528 0.31
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 482 0.28
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 398 0.23
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 381 0.22
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 350 0.20
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 345 0.20
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 338 0.20
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 269 0.16
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 254 0.15
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 241 0.14
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 237 0.14
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 192 0.11
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 179 0.10
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 178 0.10
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 175 0.10
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 169 0.10
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 165 0.10
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 155 0.09
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 140 0.08
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 132 0.08
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 4 130 0.08
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 130 0.08
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 3 116 0.07
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.06
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 108 0.06
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 106 0.06
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 95 0.06
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 88 0.05
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 75 0.04
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 75 0.04
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 60 0.03
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 58 0.03
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 52 0.03
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 45 0.03
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 38 0.02
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 19 0.01
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 6 0.00
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 --- ---
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 3 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 8 --- ---
Church of God of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 33 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 2 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 22 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 1,189 967,735  

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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