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El Dorado County, California

Religious Traditions, 2010

16,538   2,937 315 23,298 8,928 129,042
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational adherents include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The 2010 reports contain incomplete counts of congregations and adherents belonging to the eight largest historically African-American denominations. These denominations are not included in the 2000 reports and are largely missing from the 1990 and 1980 reports.
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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 5 22,080 141.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 13 4,964 31.8
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 2,144 13.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 1,722 11.0
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,540 9.9
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 1,363 8.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 1,019 6.5
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 969 6.2
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 867 5.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 725 4.6
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 695 4.4
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 533 3.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 511 3.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 428 2.7
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 376 2.4
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 353 2.3
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 350 2.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 238 1.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 234 1.5
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 188 1.2
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 156 1.0
Jewish Other Judaism 0 150 1.0
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 134 0.9
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 90 0.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 87 0.6
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 81 0.5
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 47 0.3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 46 0.3
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 30 0.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 27 0.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 25 0.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 0 ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Hindus Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Vicariate for the Palestinian/Jordanian Orthodox Christian Communities Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 89 42,172  

The population of El Dorado County, California was 156,299 in 2000; in 1990 it was 125,995. The total population changed 24.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (42,172) included 27.0% of the total population in 2000.

* In an effort to better match the ASARB standards for adherents, a few religious bodies changed the way their adherents were reported in 2010, including the Catholic Church, Amish groups, Friends groups, Jewish groups, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Non-denominational Christian Churches, and the United Methodist Church. This change does not affect any of the data in the newly released 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. In fact, the data for these groups are now more comparable to that of other bodies than it was in previous decadal reports.

However, the change in methodology can distort assessments on growth or decline between 2000 and 2010 for each of these groups. County-level 2000 data using the new methodology are not readily available. ASARB staff has adjusted some 2000 county-level adherent statistics to allow for a more accurate picture on growth or decline. The revised maps and charts are now available on-line at www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

2010 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 236 religious groups, providing information on the number of their congregations and adherents within each state and county in the United States. Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E. Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study, published by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). [More information on the data collection]

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2010 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of 7.6 in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that about 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County were Episcopalian.