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Los Angeles County, California

Denominational Groups, 2000

587,981 300,009 69,947 3,806,377 764,062 3,990,962
Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational "adherents" include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The historically African American denominations are not included in the 2000 congregation and membership totals. Many are also missing in 1990 and most historically African American denominations are missing in the 1980 reports.
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Reports


Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant 6 443 0.1
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Evangelical Protestant 7 7,458 0.8
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant 3 621 0.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 202 76,010 8.6
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox 1 387 0.0
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 2 88 0.0
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant 2 257 0.0
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant 1 30 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 231 55,107 6.2
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 1 63 0.0
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 29 16,502 1.9
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 3 496 0.1
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant n.a. 268,605 30.3
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant 2 102 0.0
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant 3 179 0.0
Catholic Church Catholic 272 3,077,114 347.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 47 6,214 0.7
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 17 1,464 0.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 64 15,767 1.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 62 14,878 1.7
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 23 6,693 0.8
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Theology 75 n.a. n.a.
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 31 7,038 0.8
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 30 3,401 0.4
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant 6 416 0.1
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 58 0.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 20 973 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 271 103,286 11.7
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 16 2,589 0.3
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant 1 85 0.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 102 29,917 3.4
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant 3 107 0.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 114 24,257 2.7
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant 2 340 0.0
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 39 n.a. n.a.
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 7 6,766 0.8
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 85 50,674 5.7
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant 1 431 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 30 5,357 0.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 132 43,542 4.9
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 65 0.0
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant 4 295 0.0
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 3 198 0.0
Fire Baptized Holiness Church, (Wesleyan), The Evangelical Protestant 2 18 0.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 29 2,060 0.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 25 3,414 0.4
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 8 n.a. n.a.
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant 21 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 30 34,565 3.9
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 22 32,970 3.7
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 231 65,280 7.4
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 12 3,147 0.4
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 145 501,700 56.6
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 1 495 0.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 93 30,684 3.5
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant 5 304 0.0
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 13 1,081 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 14 3,584 0.4
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant 2 388 0.0
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 18 5,591 0.6
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 7 405 0.1
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Evangelical Protestant 1 27 0.0
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 2 86 0.0
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 11 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox 3 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 4 n.a. n.a.
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 20 1,432 0.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 170 64,168 7.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 17 2,125 0.2
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 13 7,936 0.9
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant 1 28 0.0
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant 2 40 0.0
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 24 3,332 0.4
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant 1 66 0.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 123 54,514 6.2
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 226 128,895 14.5
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox 3 9,000 1.0
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 15 3,127 0.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 58 15,589 1.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 186 70,590 8.0
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 17 2,691 0.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 9 1,750 0.2
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 3,536 4,879,355  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 8,863,164. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (4,879,355) include 55.1% of the total population in 1990.

Source

The 1990 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 132 religious groups, including number of churches and adherents. Martin B. Bradley, Norman M. Green, Jr., Dale E. Jones, Mac Lynn, and Lou McNeil supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1990, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2000 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of approximately 8 (8.1) in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County are Episcopalian.


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