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Religious Traditions, 2010

87,056 1,703 10,145 345,950 647 16,675 338,471
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 57 349,866 514.79
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 51 24,609 36.21
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 22 8,776 12.91
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 27 6,323 9.30
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 16 5,662 8.33
Jewish Other Judaism 2 5,000 7.36
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 4,106 6.04
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
2 3,450 5.08
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 7 2,865 4.22
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 2,565 3.77
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 2,216 3.26
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 1,700 2.50
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 1,400 2.06
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 1,384 2.04
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 7 1,234 1.82
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 1,227 1.81
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 1,213 1.78
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 1,093 1.61
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 733 1.08
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 704 1.04
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 609 0.90
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 554 0.82
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 505 0.74
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 470 0.69
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 369 0.54
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 357 0.53
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 304 0.45
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 275 0.40
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 194 0.29
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 192 0.28
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 162 0.24
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 144 0.21
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 136 0.20
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 122 0.18
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 120 0.18
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 97 0.14
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 94 0.14
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 85 0.13
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 59 0.09
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 40 0.06
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 34 0.05
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 34 0.05
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 33 0.05
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Totals: 300 431,115  

The population of El Paso County, Texas was 679,622 in 2000; in 1990 it was 591,610. The total population changed 14.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (431,115) included 63.4% 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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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