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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
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 720 0.7
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 27 0.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 19 7,230 6.9
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 127 0.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 34 21,022 20.2
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 26,439 25.4
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 38 147,882 142.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 971 0.9
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 150 0.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 930 0.9
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 1,114 1.1
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 258 0.2
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 5 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 955 0.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 601 0.6
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 138 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 118 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 67 30,320 29.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 117 0.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 14 3,670 3.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 23 3,192 3.1
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 176 0.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 12 4,464 4.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 863 0.8
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 19 10,374 10.0
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 797 0.8
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 244 0.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 4 418 0.4
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 7 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 17,950 17.2
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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4 1,700 1.6
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 66 0.1
Jewish Other Judaism 4 8,788 8.4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 13 4,327 4.2
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 402 0.4
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 3,746 3.6
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 516 0.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 11,619 11.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 2,252 2.2
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 169 0.2
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 304 0.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 16 6,580 6.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 44 25,172 24.2
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 121 0.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 510 0.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,228 1.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 27 8,185 7.9
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 1,120 1.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 1,159 1.1
Totals: 481 359,231  

The population of Sacramento County, California was 1,041,219 in 1990; in 1980 it was 783,381. The total population changed 32.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (359,231) included 34.5% 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.