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Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA CMSA

Denominational Groups, 2000

1,167,703 514,964 83,825 5,688,881 1,065,974 7,852,298
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 6 557 0.1
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Evangelical Protestant 7 7,458 0.7
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 40 5,364 0.5
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 226 104,347 9.1
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant 3 152 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 286 66,317 5.8
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 46 22,548 2.0
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 8 1,256 0.1
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant 10 850 0.1
Catholic Church Catholic 419 2,598,828 226.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 36 3,903 0.3
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 26 2,880 0.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 95 28,775 2.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 109 32,070 2.8
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 22 8,198 0.7
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 48 16,062 1.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 57 4,834 0.4
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant 5 238 0.0
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant 2 99 0.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 397 186,047 16.2
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 14 2,853 0.3
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant 2 265 0.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 149 38,278 3.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 236 35,431 3.1
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 77 20,131 1.8
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 5 4,544 0.4
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 1 92 0.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 152 74,860 6.5
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant 1 482 0.0
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 16 4,050 0.4
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 37 7,290 0.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 215 102,088 8.9
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 3 228 0.0
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant 5 238 0.0
Fire Baptized Holiness Church, (Wesleyan), The Evangelical Protestant 3 36 0.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 45 11,097 1.0
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 31 6,890 0.6
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 181 64,027 5.6
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 23 1,242 0.1
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 77 47,183 4.1
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 2 505 0.0
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 160 70,681 6.2
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant 2 141 0.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 18 2,976 0.3
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant 4 912 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 22 14,385 1.3
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 6 2,222 0.2
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 14 4,600 0.4
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 9 1,047 0.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 210 120,601 10.5
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 11 995 0.1
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant 1 148 0.0
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 23 26,295 2.3
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 29 9,741 0.9
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant 2 502 0.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 177 76,561 6.7
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 326 168,136 14.6
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox 1 6,025 0.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 34 4,819 0.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 95 25,817 2.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 281 138,677 12.1
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 11 4,210 0.4
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 17 2,552 0.2
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 4,576 4,194,636  

The population of these counties (or equivalent) in 1980 was 11,497,568. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (4,194,636) include 36.5% of the total population in 1980.

Source

The 1980 data were collected by the Glenmary Research Center and includes statistics for 111 Judeo-Christian church bodies, including number of churches and adherents. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1980, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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.