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Harris County, Texas - County Membership Report (2020)

Exact definitions of "congregations" and "adherents" vary by religious body. Congregations may be parishes, churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, or another site where a religious body has regularly scheduled worship services. Adherents generally are members, children who are not members, and others who are not members but are considered participants in the congregation.

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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 113 918,386 194.11
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 772 552,385 116.76
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 670 504,914 106.72
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 115 164,786 34.83
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 63 91,156 19.27
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 188 80,606 17.04
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 204 60,878 12.87
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 91 48,609 10.27
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 40 37,011 7.82
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 99 28,802 6.09
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 112 27,773 5.87
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 56 24,371 5.15
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 59 20,478 4.33
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 51 18,433 3.90
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 10 17,530 3.71
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 6 13,400 2.83
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 39 11,697 2.47
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 29 10,670 2.26
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8 10,654 2.25
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 6 10,400 2.20
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 14 9,340 1.97
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 28 7,483 1.58
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 4 7,061 1.49
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 33 6,930 1.46
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 6 6,715 1.42
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 12 6,288 1.33
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 6,089 1.29
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 10 5,752 1.22
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 18 5,533 1.17
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 10 5,004 1.06
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 24 4,905 1.04
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 6 3,552 0.75
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 5 3,526 0.75
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 12 3,240 0.68
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 20 3,188 0.67
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 6 3,050 0.64
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 2,815 0.59
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 10 2,578 0.54
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 23 2,461 0.52
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 5 2,273 0.48
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 26 2,175 0.46
General Association of General Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 2,000 0.42
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 10 1,888 0.40
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 8 1,448 0.31
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 5 1,359 0.29
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 3 1,350 0.29
Eritrean Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 1,246 0.26
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 1,202 0.25
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 1,180 0.25
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 5 1,086 0.23
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 11 1,062 0.22
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5 956 0.20
Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 874 0.18
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 850 0.18
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 4 812 0.17
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 796 0.17
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 4 788 0.17
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 758 0.16
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1 583 0.12
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 570 0.12
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 7 526 0.11
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 420 0.09
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 420 0.09
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 360 0.08
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 353 0.07
Malankara Mar Thoma Church Other Christians Other Groups Family 1 301 0.06
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 278 0.06
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 4 256 0.05
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 200 0.04
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 188 0.04
Romanian Orthodox Metropolia of the Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 180 0.04
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 138 0.03
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 106 0.02
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 100 0.02
Evangelical Friends Church International Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 88 0.02
Bible Way Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ World Wide, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 80 0.02
Syrian (Syriac) Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 80 0.02
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 60 0.01
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 58 0.01
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 40 0.01
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference of the United States and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 19 0.00
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 15 0.00
Bethel Ministerial Association Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Every Nation Evangelical Protestant 1
Christadelphians Other Christians Other Groups Family 4
Primitive Methodist Church in the U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Unification Church Other Other Groups Family 1
Diocese of the Holy Cross Mainline Protestant 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 12
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 5
Anglican Church in America Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 10
Church of the Living God (Christian Workers for Fellowship) Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 4
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
Vedanta Society Other Other Groups Family 1
Orthodox Old Roman Catholic Communion Catholic Other Groups Family 1
Christian Congregation in North America Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Bible Methodist Connection of Churches Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 12
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, Oregon Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 6
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 13
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 2
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 4
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 14
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 4
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 5
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
Jain Other Other Groups Family 2
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist Family 1
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 2
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 4
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 18
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 12
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 6
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 98
Unity of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 4
Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America Other Other Groups Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 4,731,145 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (2,777,971) included 58.7% of the total population in 2020. The adherence rate is the number of adherents of a given group per 1,000 people in the general population.

Note that data collection methods for religious bodies change over time, affecting the comparability of statistics. For further information, see the U.S. Religion Census website at https://www.usreligioncensus.org/.

The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 372 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 155.

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