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Jefferson County (Texas)

Religious Traditions, 2010

76,088 22,468 14,187 71,211 415 11,594 56,310
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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 60 56,930 225.87
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 27 4,267 16.93
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 26 63,931 253.64
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 25 14,770 58.60
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 18 3,172 12.58
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 2,510 9.96
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 5 1,372 5.44
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 2,510 9.96
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 2,103 8.34
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 382 1.52
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 1,156 4.59
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 886 3.52
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 601 2.38
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 515 2.04
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 476 1.89
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 1,614 6.40
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 173 0.69
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 653 2.59
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 3,545 14.06
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 504 2.00
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 104 0.41
Buddhists Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 70 0.28
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 34 0.13
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 125 0.50
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 90 0.36
Jewish Other Judaism 1 600 2.38
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 609 2.42
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 50 0.20
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 103 0.41
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 30 0.12
Totals: 222 163,885  

The population of Jefferson County, Texas was 252,051 in 2000; in 1990 it was 239,397. The total population changed 5.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (163,885) included 65.0% 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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