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