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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
Catholic Church Catholic 41 224,265 183.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 66 30,936 25.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 40 27,227 22.3
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 5 20,595 16.8
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 56 20,451 16.7
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 7 16,800 13.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 17 10,869 8.9
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 20 8,705 7.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 25 7,419 6.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 8 7,254 5.9
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 9 6,637 5.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 17 6,438 5.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 12 4,878 4.0
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 11 4,639 3.8
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 9 4,376 3.6
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 18 4,328 3.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 15 3,650 3.0
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 12 3,510 2.9
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 21 3,044 2.5
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 2 2,994 2.5
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 4 2,908 2.4
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 4 2,600 2.1
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 7 2,532 2.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 8 1,862 1.5
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 3 1,804 1.5
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Vasiloupulis Orthodox 1 1,750 1.4
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 4 1,594 1.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 5 1,546 1.3
Bahá'í Other Theology 9 1,266 1.0
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 6 1,247 1.0
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 6 1,028 0.8
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 5 903 0.7
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 2 898 0.7
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 4 843 0.7
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Baptist Associations/Fellowships Evangelical Protestant 5 779 0.6
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 6 757 0.6
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 7 689 0.6
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 2 639 0.5
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 4 623 0.5
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 6 627 0.5
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Etchmiadzin Orthodox 1 616 0.5
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 6 588 0.5
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox 1 450 0.4
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 5 457 0.4
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant 2 443 0.4
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 433 0.4
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 6 356 0.3
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 5 357 0.3
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 2 306 0.3
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 1 301 0.3
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 2 278 0.2
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 4 246 0.2
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant 1 205 0.2
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 1 171 0.1
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox 1 146 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 3 141 0.1
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox 1 108 0.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 1 79 0.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 1 61 0.1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 1 56 0.1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 58 0.1
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox 1 52 0.0
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant 1 33 0.0
Landmark Missionary Baptists, Independent Associations and Unaffiliated Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 40 0.0
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant 1 28 0.0
Hindu Other Theology 4 n.a. n.a.
Sikh Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 n.a. n.a.
Buddhism Other Theology 8 n.a. n.a.
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 5 n.a. n.a.
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Primitive Baptist Churches--Old Line Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 583 451,919  
Total (Adjusted)**:   542,595  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 1,041,219; in 2000 it was 1,223,499. The total population changed 17.5%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (451,919) include 36.9% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (542,595) include 44.3% 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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