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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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 312 111,634 11.7
Catholic Church Catholic 278 3,806,377 399.9
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 260 64,327 6.8
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 239 97,347 10.2
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 225 52,362 5.5
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 211 73,217 7.7
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 202 564,700 59.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 177 54,676 5.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 167 52,125 5.5
Buddhism Other Theology 145 n.a. n.a.
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 121 48,495 5.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 116 32,408 3.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 109 19,507 2.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 105 19,347 2.0
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 96 25,116 2.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 84 46,304 4.9
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 63 12,526 1.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 62 23,789 2.5
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 53 12,347 1.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 51 11,682 1.2
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 48 92,919 9.8
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 48 7,174 0.8
Bahá'í Other Theology 44 6,346 0.7
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 40 6,330 0.7
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 40 5,928 0.6
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 37 n.a. n.a.
Hindu Other Theology 37 n.a. n.a.
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 36 3,998 0.4
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 33 4,028 0.4
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 33 8,790 0.9
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 32 13,490 1.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 31 4,540 0.5
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 30 7,828 0.8
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 25 1,175 0.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 23 1,066 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 22 1,255 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 22 3,215 0.3
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 20 4,295 0.5
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 19 2,729 0.3
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 18 3,337 0.4
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 18 1,309 0.1
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 16 25,320 2.7
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 16 1,392 0.2
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant 14 440 0.1
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 14 6,161 0.7
Sikh Other Theology 14 n.a. n.a.
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 13 4,087 0.4
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 13 2,750 0.3
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 12 6,591 0.7
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 12 1,570 0.2
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 11 1,285 0.1
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 11 71,500 7.5
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant 10 2,173 0.2
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 9 1,352 0.1
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox 8 n.a. n.a.
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 8 1,257 0.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 8 7,845 0.8
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 7 546 0.1
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 7 777 0.1
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 7 335 0.0
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox 6 3,788 0.4
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Etchmiadzin Orthodox 6 13,182 1.4
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 6 372 0.0
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Baptist Associations/Fellowships Evangelical Protestant 5 933 0.1
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Cilicia Orthodox 5 23,600 2.5
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 4 6,345 0.7
Tao Other Theology 4 n.a. n.a.
Landmark Missionary Baptists, Independent Associations and Unaffiliated Churches Evangelical Protestant 4 156 0.0
Primitive Baptist Churches--Old Line Evangelical Protestant 4 n.a. n.a.
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant 4 277 0.0
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 3 n.a. n.a.
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant 3 1,030 0.1
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox 3 n.a. n.a.
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 3 112 0.0
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant 3 210 0.0
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 3 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Bulgarian Diocese Orthodox 3 2,788 0.3
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 3 1,731 0.2
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox 2 840 0.1
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox 2 1,070 0.1
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 2 468 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Theology 2 n.a. n.a.
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox 2 4,800 0.5
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox 2 6,500 0.7
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant 1 19 0.0
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox 1 2,288 0.2
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 1 20 0.0
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 1 80 0.0
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant 1 63 0.0
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Vasiloupulis Orthodox 1 315 0.0
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox 1 90 0.0
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, American Diocese of the Orthodox 1 375 0.0
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant 1 228 0.0
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox 1 135 0.0
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Evangelical Protestant 1 15 0.0
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox 1 600 0.1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 1 31 0.0
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 12,429 1.3
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant 1 34 0.0
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 33 0.0
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 4,043 5,528,376  
Total (Adjusted)**:   6,684,650  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 8,863,164; in 2000 it was 9,519,338. The total population changed 7.4%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (5,528,376) include 58.1% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (6,684,650) include 70.2% of the population.

Source

*The “Unadjusted Totals” come from the 1990 and 2000 data collected by representatives of the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). While quite comprehensive, this data excludes most of the historically African-American denominations and some other major groups. As a result, these numbers will be an underestimate of the total adherence rate, particularly in areas with a large African-American population. The 2000 data included 149 religious groups and the final results are published in Religious Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Copyright © 2002, All rights reserved. The 1990 data included 132 groups and the final results are published in Churches and Church Membership in the United States 1990 Copyright © 1990, All rights reserved. Published by Glenmary Research Center, 1312 Fifth Ave., North, Nashville, TN 37208. www.glenmary.org [More information on the data collection]

**The “Adjusted Totals” include all adherents in the denominations counted by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and estimates adherent totals for the historically African-American denominations and other religious groups not listed in the ASARB totals. An article by Roger Finke and Christopher P. Scheitle (2005) reviews how these estimates were computed.

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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