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Stanislaus County, California

Religious Traditions, 2010

65,976 1,312 7,730 625 107,529 19,198 312,083
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
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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42 18,265 35.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 35 7,784 15.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 34 15,432 30.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 31 13,859 26.9
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 19 1,899 3.7
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 18 107,529 209.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 2,339 4.5
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 1,414 2.7
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 12 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 1,862 3.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 9 3,870 7.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 1,663 3.2
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 826 1.6
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 1,965 3.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 2,931 5.7
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 997 1.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 1,321 2.6
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 518 1.0
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 380 0.7
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 827 1.6
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 235 0.5
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 3 573 1.1
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 1,705 3.3
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 416 0.8
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 452 0.9
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 480 0.9
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 343 0.7
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 518 1.0
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 1,336 2.6
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 280 0.5
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 2 695 1.4
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 168 0.3
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 1,043 2.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 545 1.1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 165 0.3
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 232 0.5
Sikh Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 128 0.2
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 128 0.2
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 75 0.1
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 64 0.1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 255 0.5
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 50 0.1
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 158 0.3
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 364 0.7
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 480 0.9
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 78 0.2
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 550 1.1
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 2,000 3.9
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 424 0.8
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 80 0.2
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 1,109 2.2
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 95 0.2
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 128 0.2
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 38 0.1
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 448 0.9
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 77 0.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 145 0.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 269 0.5
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 64 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 281 0.5
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 15 0.0
Totals: 389 202,370  

The population of Stanislaus County, California was 514,453 in 2010; in 2000 it was 446,997. The total population changed 15.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (202,370) included 39.3% 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.