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San Joaquin County, California

Religious Traditions, 2010

67,940 3,251 12,067 1,368 183,692 33,949 383,039
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 18 183,692 268.0
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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57 25,366 37.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 24 15,653 22.8
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 9 9,980 14.6
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 24 7,739 11.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 46 7,639 11.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 12 4,542 6.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 14 4,515 6.6
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 4,042 5.9
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 5 3,570 5.2
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 6 3,152 4.6
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 2,843 4.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 2,795 4.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 20 2,023 3.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 1,851 2.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 1,742 2.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 1,626 2.4
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 1,523 2.2
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 1,414 2.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 1,380 2.0
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 1,354 2.0
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,250 1.8
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 1,218 1.8
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 811 1.2
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 809 1.2
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 675 1.0
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 7 673 1.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 657 1.0
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 590 0.9
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 577 0.8
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 565 0.8
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 465 0.7
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 425 0.6
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 387 0.6
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 376 0.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 353 0.5
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 309 0.5
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 270 0.4
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 258 0.4
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 258 0.4
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 241 0.4
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 228 0.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 220 0.3
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 195 0.3
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 193 0.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 193 0.3
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 193 0.3
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 193 0.3
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 158 0.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 157 0.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 146 0.2
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 119 0.2
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 118 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 111 0.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 99 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 68 0.1
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 64 0.1
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 60 0.1
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 50 0.1
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 36 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 31 0.0
Independent Yearly Meetings of Friends* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 15 0.0
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 12 0.0
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 4 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 10 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 17 --- ---
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 452 302,267  

The population of San Joaquin County, California was 685,306 in 2010; in 2000 it was 563,598. The total population changed 21.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (302,267) included 44.1% 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.