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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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 51 602,765 275.3
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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192 127,724 58.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 96 51,957 23.7
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 128 26,952 12.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 39 20,646 9.4
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 65 19,205 8.8
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 12 14,242 6.5
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 8 11,376 5.2
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 9 7,293 3.3
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 6,199 2.8
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 15 6,035 2.8
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 6,018 2.7
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 17 5,666 2.6
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 21 5,663 2.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 20 5,134 2.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 16 4,793 2.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 4,393 2.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 29 4,344 2.0
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 24 3,450 1.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 3,254 1.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 17 3,252 1.5
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 3 3,028 1.4
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 2,126 1.0
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 2,038 0.9
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 1,648 0.8
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 1,433 0.7
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 1,322 0.6
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,200 0.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 1,197 0.5
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 3 1,123 0.5
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 1,080 0.5
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 8 1,044 0.5
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 1,030 0.5
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 1,010 0.5
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 894 0.4
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 10 834 0.4
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 723 0.3
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 713 0.3
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 3 688 0.3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 663 0.3
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 652 0.3
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 650 0.3
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 637 0.3
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 5 605 0.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 6 562 0.3
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 561 0.3
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 542 0.2
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 531 0.2
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 348 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 331 0.2
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 316 0.1
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 266 0.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 263 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 232 0.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 225 0.1
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 217 0.1
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 200 0.1
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 180 0.1
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 3 180 0.1
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 159 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 157 0.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 154 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 153 0.1
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 136 0.1
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 125 0.1
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 109 0.0
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 79 0.0
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 73 0.0
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 4 70 0.0
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 45 0.0
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 36 0.0
Independent Yearly Meetings of Friends* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 29 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 26 0.0
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 33 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 7 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 7 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 9 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 34 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Totals: 1,140 973,004  

The population of Riverside County, California was 2,189,641 in 2010; in 2000 it was 1,545,387. The total population changed 41.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (973,004) included 44.4% 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.