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