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Marin County, California

Religious Traditions, 2010

8,817 775 9,458 1,525 77,114 12,119 142,601
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
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 6 961 3.8
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 920 3.6
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 4 243 1.0
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 10 1,506 6.0
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 2 800 3.2
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 7 331 1.3
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 30 77,114 305.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 1 119 0.5
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 4 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 70 0.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 126 0.5
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 179 0.7
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 2,468 9.8
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 157 0.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 1 16 0.1
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 158 0.6
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 1,264 5.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 12 3,501 13.9
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 654 2.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 5 1,020 4.0
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,200 4.8
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 6 329 1.3
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 375 1.5
Independent Yearly Meetings of Friends* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 18 0.1
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 4 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 532 2.1
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 1,109 4.4
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 596 2.4
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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16 2,237 8.9
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 0.8
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 2 120 0.5
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 37 0.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 2,616 10.4
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 87 0.3
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 3,159 12.5
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 144 0.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 340 1.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 30 3,378 13.4
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 232 0.9
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 427 1.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 915 3.6
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Vicariate for the Palestinian/Jordanian Orthodox Christian Communities Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 125 0.5
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 25 0.1
Totals: 204 109,808  

The population of Marin County, California was 252,409 in 2010; in 2000 it was 247,289. The total population changed 2.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (109,808) included 43.5% of the total population in 2010.

* 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.


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