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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 % Change
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant 0 +1 3.7%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant -1 -2,902 -40.1%
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox 0 -19 -15.0%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +6 +6,205 29.5%
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant +3 +412 234.1%
Catholic Church Catholic +3 +76,383 51.7%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +1,561 160.8%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 0 -27 -2.9%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 +432 38.8%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant +2 -12 -4.7%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant +2 +907 95.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +2 +427 71.0%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 0 +23 19.5%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology -1 +616 2.0%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 0 -38 -32.5%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant +1 -20 -0.5%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -2 -148 -4.6%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant +3 n.a. n.a.
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 0 +414 9.3%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant +1 -20 -2.3%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant +1 -1,669 -16.1%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant +3 +213 87.3%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 0 +205 49.0%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 0 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant -6 +2,645 14.7%
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 0 +900 52.9%
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +5 +3,842 482.1%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant +5 +623 943.9%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology +3 +8,012 91.2%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant -1 -817 -18.9%
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant +1 +322 266.1%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant -1 -341 -84.8%
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant +2 +3,508 93.6%
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 0 n.a. n.a.
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant -2 -160 -31.0%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant +1 -750 -6.5%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant -2 -448 -19.9%
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant 0 +36 21.3%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant +2 +1,290 424.3%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant +1 -142 -2.2%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +12 -4,721 -18.8%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 0 +129 25.3%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant +1 -471 -38.4%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -2 -766 -9.4%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant +3 +127 11.3%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 0 -261 -22.5%
  Totals: +46 +95,501 +28.8%

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 adherent totals for 1990 (359,231) represent 34.5% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (451,919) include 36.9% of the 2000 population. The totals represent the change in groups that reported in both 1990 and 2000 only. There is sufficient data for 43 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 43 groups had 331,784 adherents in 1990 and 427,285 adherents in 2000, for a change of 28.8%

Sources

The 2000 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and includes statistics for 149 religious groups, including number of churches and adherents. Dale E. Jones, Sherri Doty, Clifford Grammich, James E. Horsch, Richard Houseal, Mac Lynn, John P. Marcum, Kenneth M. Sanchagrin and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Religious Congregations & Membership in the United States, 2000, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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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