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Sacramento County, California

Religious Traditions, 2010

157,621 12,585 33,989 5,675 229,725 86,390 892,803
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
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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110 54,060 38.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 77 44,951 31.7
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 75 24,551 17.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 56 25,208 17.8
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 45 229,725 161.9
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 27 7,534 5.3
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 25 12,955 9.1
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 24 --- ---
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 21 3,317 2.3
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 19 8,848 6.2
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 18 4,790 3.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 18 7,940 5.6
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 5,851 4.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 16 6,743 4.8
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 15 6,303 4.4
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 14 4,498 3.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 12 3,752 2.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 2,844 2.0
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 6,322 4.5
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 11 12,198 8.6
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 10 2,778 2.0
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 1,947 1.4
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 8 1,562 1.1
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 --- ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 386 0.3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 580 0.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 1,272 0.9
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 1,610 1.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 6 819 0.6
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 6 202 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 652 0.5
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 1,407 1.0
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 450 0.3
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 5 --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 5 4,915 3.5
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 364 0.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 734 0.5
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 972 0.7
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 4 --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 158 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 620 0.4
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 4 1,443 1.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 379 0.3
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 523 0.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 908 0.6
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 190 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 234 0.2
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 429 0.3
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 3 500 0.4
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 3 2,762 1.9
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 2,057 1.4
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 484 0.3
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 2 600 0.4
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 373 0.3
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 2,750 1.9
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 2 7,000 4.9
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 230 0.2
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 622 0.4
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 450 0.3
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 1,325 0.9
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 567 0.4
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 255 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 806 0.6
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 151 0.1
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 130 0.1
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 44 0.0
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,200 0.8
Armenian Evangelical Churches (Additional) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 63 0.0
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 71 0.1
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 158 0.1
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 1,312 0.9
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 300 0.2
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 2,147 1.5
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 56 0.0
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 85 0.1
Independent Yearly Meetings of Friends* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 56 0.0
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 131 0.1
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 45 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 49 0.0
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 35 0.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 57 0.0
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 147 0.1
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 211 0.1
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 0.1
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 250 0.2
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 400 0.3
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 32 0.0
Totals: 876 525,985  

The population of Sacramento County, California was 1,418,788 in 2010; in 2000 it was 1,223,499. The total population changed 16.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (525,985) included 37.1% 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.