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Gillespie 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 3 11,183 418.45
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 6 4,170 156.03
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 5 1,728 64.66
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 5 1,219 45.61
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 1,132 42.36
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 1 867 32.44
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 578 21.63
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 2 478 17.89
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 329 12.31
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 175 6.55
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 110 4.12
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 96 3.59
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 85 3.18
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 65 2.43
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 2 0.07
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 0 0.00
Christadelphians Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 26,725 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (22,217) included 83.1% 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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