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Cameron 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 38 154,782 367.64
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 57 32,396 76.95
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 66 11,469 27.24
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 38 8,766 20.82
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 10 4,940 11.73
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 42 3,887 9.23
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 11 2,802 6.66
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 7 1,593 3.78
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 15 1,548 3.68
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 5 1,197 2.84
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 5 920 2.19
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 908 2.16
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 10 742 1.76
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 7 604 1.43
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 6 515 1.22
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 4 429 1.02
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 391 0.93
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 7 389 0.92
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 252 0.60
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 240 0.57
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 215 0.51
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 2 158 0.38
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 117 0.28
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 102 0.24
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 84 0.20
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 80 0.19
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 80 0.19
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 52 0.12
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 10 0.02
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 5 0.01
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 2
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Church of God of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 3
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 421,017 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (229,673) included 54.6% 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

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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