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Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area - Metro Area 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 169 1,299,901 182.51
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1,252 800,688 112.42
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 969 666,548 93.59
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 217 250,487 35.17
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 86 123,256 17.31
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 243 94,362 13.25
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 162 85,938 12.07
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 275 82,608 11.60
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 182 49,806 6.99
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 69 45,941 6.45
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 207 43,638 6.13
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 16 37,375 5.25
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 79 29,885 4.20
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 80 25,202 3.54
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 68 23,261 3.27
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 16 19,830 2.78
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 58 17,545 2.46
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 62 15,640 2.20
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 22 14,568 2.05
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 15 12,774 1.79
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 32 11,772 1.65
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 9 11,481 1.61
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 43 10,790 1.51
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 18 10,198 1.43
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 41 8,610 1.21
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 15 7,266 1.02
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 4 7,061 0.99
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 6 6,715 0.94
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 36 6,306 0.89
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 13 6,300 0.88
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 6,209 0.87
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 11 5,926 0.83
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 25 4,155 0.58
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 7 3,946 0.55
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 10 3,928 0.55
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 15 3,846 0.54
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 17 3,788 0.53
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 7 3,617 0.51
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 36 3,219 0.45
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 11 3,086 0.43
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 6 3,050 0.43
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 5 3,010 0.42
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 17 2,934 0.41
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 35 2,824 0.40
Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 5 2,405 0.34
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 8 2,047 0.29
General Association of General Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 2,000 0.28
Eritrean Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 1,746 0.25
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 10 1,723 0.24
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 3 1,350 0.19
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 9 1,205 0.17
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 1,180 0.17
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 12 1,156 0.16
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 1,058 0.15
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 7 966 0.14
Evangelical Friends Church International Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 7 869 0.12
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 850 0.12
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 796 0.11
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 4 788 0.11
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 10 750 0.11
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 641 0.09
Malankara Mar Thoma Church Other Christians Other Groups Family 2 601 0.08
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1 583 0.08
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 480 0.07
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 3 426 0.06
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 420 0.06
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 7 382 0.05
North American and Europe Region of the Knanaya Archdiocese of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 380 0.05
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 299 0.04
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 8 282 0.04
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 282 0.04
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 4 256 0.04
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 246 0.03
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 6 209 0.03
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 200 0.03
Romanian Orthodox Metropolia of the Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 180 0.03
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 149 0.02
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 100 0.01
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 90 0.01
Bible Way Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ World Wide, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 80 0.01
Syrian (Syriac) Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 80 0.01
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 60 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
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Christadelphians Other Christians Other Groups Family 4
Evangelical Association of Reformed and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Primitive Methodist Church in the U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 6
Vedanta Society Other Other Groups Family 1
Church of the Living God (Christian Workers for Fellowship) Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 4
Anglican Catholic Church Other Christians Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Christian Congregation in North America Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Sovereign Grace Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
Bible Methodist Connection of Churches Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Unification Church Other Other Groups Family 1
Covenant Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 1
Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland Evangelical Protestant 1
Orthodox Old Roman Catholic Communion Catholic Other Groups Family 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 13
Anglican Province of America Mainline Protestant 1
Anglican Church in America Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Diocese of the Holy Cross Mainline Protestant 1
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 1
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
Every Nation Evangelical Protestant 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 15
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 15
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, Oregon Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 8
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 26
Brethren in Christ Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 3
Church of God of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 6
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 19
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 15
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 5
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 11
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
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 3
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 8
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 23
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 16
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 6
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 193
Unity of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 7
Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America Other Other Groups Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 7,122,240 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (3,906,679) included 54.9% 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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