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Montgomery County (Texas)

Religious Traditions, 2010

119,207 1,208 30,729 58,383 90 18,167 227,962
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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 116 86,620 190.06
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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48 16,301 35.77
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 21 4,198 9.21
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 20 6,054 13.28
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 15 6,220 13.65
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 15 24,925 54.69
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 5 2,502 5.49
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 5 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 1,019 2.24
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 385 0.84
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 4 58,383 128.10
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 4 598 1.31
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 611 1.34
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 1,551 3.40
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 4 10,168 22.31
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 420 0.92
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 198 0.43
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 178 0.39
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 621 1.36
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 1,690 3.71
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 229 0.50
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 451 0.99
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 127 0.28
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 141 0.31
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 300 0.66
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 318 0.70
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 76 0.17
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 0 0.00
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 198 0.43
Church of God of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 50 0.11
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 25 0.05
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 450 0.99
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 90 0.20
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 60 0.13
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.24
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 991 2.17
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 274 0.60
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 473 1.04
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 132 0.29
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 274 0.60
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 368 0.81
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 6 0.01
Totals: 334 227,784  

The population of Montgomery County, Texas was 455,746 in 2010; in 2000 it was 293,768. The total population changed 55.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (227,784) included 50.0% 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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