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San Francisco County, California

Religious Traditions, 2010

30,348 13,176 59,308 12,670 120,988 47,820 520,925
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 50 120,988 150.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 12 39,312 48.8
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 28 14,020 17.4
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 4 9,447 11.7
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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39 9,020 11.2
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 16 8,326 10.3
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 6 6,654 8.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 18 6,145 7.6
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 5 5,923 7.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 44 5,364 6.7
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 13 4,930 6.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 19 4,193 5.2
Vicariate for the Palestinian/Jordanian Orthodox Christian Communities Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 3,750 4.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 23 3,648 4.5
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 3,600 4.5
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 2 2,729 3.4
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 1,924 2.4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 8 1,812 2.3
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,800 2.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 10 1,754 2.2
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 1,742 2.2
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 3 1,685 2.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 1,656 2.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 9 1,590 2.0
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 8 1,500 1.9
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 9 1,425 1.8
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 1,273 1.6
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 12 1,179 1.5
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 5 1,048 1.3
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,000 1.2
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 10 991 1.2
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 901 1.1
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 894 1.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 827 1.0
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 810 1.0
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 800 1.0
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 790 1.0
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 726 0.9
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 681 0.8
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 582 0.7
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 550 0.7
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 543 0.7
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 514 0.6
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 491 0.6
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 477 0.6
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 403 0.5
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 360 0.4
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 348 0.4
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 302 0.4
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 270 0.3
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 270 0.3
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 8 268 0.3
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 250 0.3
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 222 0.3
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 200 0.2
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 191 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 178 0.2
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 158 0.2
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 118 0.1
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 112 0.1
Independent Yearly Meetings of Friends* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 102 0.1
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 90 0.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 82 0.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 65 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 58 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 52 0.1
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 35 0.0
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 34 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 28 0.0
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Armenian Evangelical Churches (Additional) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 4 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 12 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 3 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
Tao Other Other Groups 6 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Totals: 521 284,310  

The population of San Francisco County, California was 805,235 in 2010; in 2000 it was 776,733. The total population changed 3.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (284,310) included 35.3% 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.