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Ventura County, California

Religious Traditions, 2010

73,341 1,986 22,006 1,680 232,571 37,398 454,336
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 20 232,571 282.5
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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58 34,105 41.4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 44 20,123 24.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 11 7,765 9.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 24 5,347 6.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 18 5,325 6.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 5,005 6.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 25 4,384 5.3
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 12 4,296 5.2
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 9 4,017 4.9
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 3,625 4.4
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 3,417 4.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 24 3,268 4.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 10 3,260 4.0
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 3 3,154 3.8
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 3,049 3.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 9 2,449 3.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 2,382 2.9
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 1,890 2.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 16 1,755 2.1
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 2 1,755 2.1
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 1,742 2.1
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 1,490 1.8
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 1,284 1.6
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 962 1.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 796 1.0
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 680 0.8
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 673 0.8
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 600 0.7
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 575 0.7
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 8 552 0.7
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 9 540 0.7
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 2 528 0.6
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 508 0.6
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 434 0.5
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 415 0.5
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 396 0.5
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 367 0.4
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 352 0.4
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 328 0.4
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 326 0.4
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 8 305 0.4
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 300 0.4
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 292 0.4
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 282 0.3
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 2 250 0.3
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 154 0.2
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 135 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 115 0.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 114 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 96 0.1
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 74 0.1
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 70 0.1
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 67 0.1
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 62 0.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 58 0.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 52 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 42 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 14 0.0
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 10 0.0
Independent Yearly Meetings of Friends* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 0 ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 0 ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 5 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 14 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Totals: 482 368,982  

The population of Ventura County, California was 823,318 in 2010; in 2000 it was 753,197. The total population changed 9.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (368,982) included 44.8% 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.