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San Mateo County, California

Religious Traditions, 2010

24,771 2,046 23,840 5,350 243,634 31,697 387,113
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 % Change
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +2 +159 +48.3%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness +2 +224 +78.3%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +2 +55 +4.6%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +2 +682 +24.7%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 +362 +12.3%
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist +1 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism +1 -793 -13.3%
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 +179 +49.4%
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups +1 +604 +15.8%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 -436 -15.5%
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 +224 +112.0%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 +9 +3.5%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 -278 -53.1%
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints +0 +130 +464.3%
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +0 +474 +50.1%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran +0 -1,126 -38.5%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 +1,584 +73.1%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +0 -914 -36.4%
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 +309 +161.8%
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -25 -34.2%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal +0 +142 +30.9%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +0 +21 +18.4%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist -1 -105 -71.4%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness -1 -649 -89.6%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -1 +228 +43.9%
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist -1 +71 +35.7%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist -1 -303 -74.4%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -1 -1,978 -19.1%
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) -1 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints -2 +3,817 +40.5%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist -2 -180 -19.4%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness -2 -302 -82.3%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist -3 +45 +1.9%
Bahá'í Other Other Groups -3 +61 +11.3%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -5 -445 -11.1%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism -12 +37,643 +18.3%
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Georgian Orthodox Parishes in the United States Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Pillar of Fire Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: -20 +39,489 +15%

The population of San Mateo County, California was 718,451 in 2010; in 2000 it was 707,161. The total population changed 1.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (331,338) included 46.1% of the total population in 2010.

The population of San Mateo County, California was 707,161 in 2000; in 1990 it was 649,623. The total population changed 8.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (295,968) included 41.9% 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.