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Brazos County (Texas)

Religious Traditions, 2010

38,472 1,674 12,430 21,925 92 5,604 114,654
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 6 37,430 245.58
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 25 15,480 101.56
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 13 7,144 46.87
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 2,727 17.89
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
1 2,500 16.40
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 7 1,786 11.72
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 1,498 9.83
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 1,494 9.80
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 1,063 6.97
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 917 6.02
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 913 5.99
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 644 4.23
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 560 3.67
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 500 3.28
Jewish Other Judaism 1 400 2.62
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 273 1.79
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 219 1.44
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 204 1.34
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 197 1.29
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 158 1.04
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 120 0.79
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 116 0.76
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 110 0.72
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 109 0.72
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 106 0.70
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 75 0.49
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 75 0.49
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 68 0.45
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 53 0.35
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 51 0.33
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 48 0.31
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 42 0.28
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 23 0.15
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 21 0.14
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Totals: 107 77,124  

The population of Brazos County, Texas was 152,415 in 2000; in 1990 it was 121,862. The total population changed 25.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (77,124) included 50.6% 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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