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Riverside County, California

Religious Traditions, 2010

240,306 19,170 29,535 3,647 602,765 77,581 1,216,637
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 16 4,540 3.9
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 36 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 50 8,065 6.9
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 73 0.1
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 0 ---
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 17,726 15.1
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 201 0.2
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 44 202,048 172.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 322 0.3
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 200 0.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 1,448 1.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 3,678 3.1
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 156 0.1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 9 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 494 0.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 734 0.6
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 69 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 138 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 67 28,987 24.8
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 15 3,476 3.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 33 3,485 3.0
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 146 0.1
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 2,067 1.8
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 16 4,504 3.8
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 2,106 1.8
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 15 6,395 5.5
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 99 0.1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 26 5,149 4.4
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 738 0.6
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 4 305 0.3
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 8 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 3,860 3.3
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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7 3,675 3.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 452 0.4
Jewish Other Judaism 8 11,720 10.0
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 17 7,750 6.6
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 20 0.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 571 0.5
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 128 0.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 13 0.0
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 68 0.1
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 936 0.8
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 6,555 5.6
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 72 0.1
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 4,581 3.9
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 167 0.1
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 63 0.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 26 15,521 13.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 51 20,108 17.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 173 0.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 2,100 1.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 21 8,361 7.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 522 0.4
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 267 0.2
Totals: 587 385,068  

The population of Riverside County, California was 1,170,413 in 1990; in 1980 it was 663,166. The total population changed 76.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (385,068) included 32.9% of the total population in 1990.

* 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.