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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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 570 1.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 1,700 3.0
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 25 7,098 12.6
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 3 366 0.6
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 107 0.2
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 104 0.2
Buddhists Other Other Groups 6 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 19 138,485 245.7
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 1,414 2.5
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 753 1.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 396 0.7
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 2,943 5.2
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 241 0.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 318 0.6
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 110 0.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 26 10,299 18.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 1,295 2.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 21 2,139 3.8
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 68 0.1
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 126 0.2
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,290 2.3
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 66 0.1
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 264 0.5
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 7 1,530 2.7
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 768 1.4
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 462 0.8
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 5 2,907 5.2
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 1,719 3.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 141 0.3
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 42 0.1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 55 0.1
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 903 1.6
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Independent Yearly Meetings of Friends* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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1 435 0.8
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 137 0.2
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 1 850 1.5
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 3,715 6.6
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 57 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 4 2,068 3.7
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 254 0.5
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 356 0.6
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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--- --- ---
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 4,441 7.9
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 985 1.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 2,436 4.3
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 120 0.2
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 1,389 2.5
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 81 0.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 382 0.7
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 12 4,056 7.2
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 28 7,641 13.6
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 375 0.7
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 249 0.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 679 1.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 14 5,216 9.3
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 250 0.4
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 110 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 123 0.2
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 312 215,084  

The population of San Joaquin County, California was 563,598 in 2000; in 1990 it was 480,628. The total population changed 17.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (215,084) included 38.2% of the total population in 2000.

* 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.