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Placer County, California

Religious Traditions, 2010

58,135   6,376 400 51,342 17,462 214,717
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 12 51,342 147.4
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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35 19,781 56.8
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 33 15,179 43.6
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 13,649 39.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 6,134 17.6
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 5,256 15.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 9 2,524 7.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 6 2,176 6.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 1,835 5.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 16 1,655 4.7
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 1,449 4.2
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 1,275 3.7
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 1,250 3.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 1,062 3.0
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 927 2.7
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 741 2.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 665 1.9
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 619 1.8
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 591 1.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 585 1.7
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 527 1.5
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 475 1.4
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 460 1.3
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 400 1.1
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 364 1.0
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 343 1.0
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 294 0.8
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 274 0.8
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 250 0.7
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 245 0.7
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 4 233 0.7
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 228 0.7
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 217 0.6
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 181 0.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 143 0.4
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 93 0.3
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.3
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 60 0.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 45 0.1
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 34 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 32 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 28 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 4 0.0
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 0 ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 9 --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 2 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Totals: 253 133,715  

The population of Placer County, California was 348,432 in 2010; in 2000 it was 248,399. The total population changed 40.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (133,715) included 38.4% 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.