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