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Sacramento County, California

Denominational Groups, 2000

124,469 40,490 6,417 224,265 56,278 771,580
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
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Evangelical Protestant 1 720 0.7
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant 1 27 0.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 19 7,230 6.9
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox 1 127 0.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 34 21,022 20.2
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 3 176 0.2
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant n.a. 26,439 25.4
Catholic Church Catholic 38 147,882 142.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 6 971 0.9
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 2 150 0.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 5 930 0.9
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 5 1,114 1.1
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 2 258 0.3
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Theology 5 n.a. n.a.
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 6 955 0.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 4 601 0.6
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant 2 138 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 3 118 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 67 30,320 29.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 1 117 0.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 14 3,670 3.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 23 3,192 3.1
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 6 n.a. n.a.
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 12 4,464 4.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 3 863 0.8
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 19 10,374 10.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 2 244 0.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 4 418 0.4
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 2 n.a. n.a.
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant 7 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 11 17,950 17.2
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 4 1,700 1.6
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 6 797 0.8
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 2 66 0.1
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 4 8,788 8.4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 13 4,327 4.2
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant 1 121 0.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 2 402 0.4
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 6 3,746 3.6
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 3 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 8 516 0.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 16 11,619 11.2
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 5 2,252 2.2
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant 1 169 0.2
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 2 304 0.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 16 6,580 6.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 44 25,172 24.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 2 510 0.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 5 1,228 1.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 27 8,185 7.9
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 3 1,120 1.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 2 1,159 1.1
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 481 359,231  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 1,041,219. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (359,231) include 34.5% 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.