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Chico, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

22,822 475 6,272 280 34,101 11,031 145,019
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 1 178 0.8
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 119 0.5
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 178 0.8
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 0 ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 7 34,101 155.0
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 0 ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 946 4.3
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 4,073 18.5
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 452 2.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 100 0.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 373 1.7
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 32 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 36 0.2
Church of God of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 51 0.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 1,840 8.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 515 2.3
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.4
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 1,085 4.9
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 62 0.3
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 345 1.6
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 345 1.6
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 805 3.7
Mennonite Christian Fellowship* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 41 0.2
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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21 4,392 20.0
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 761 3.5
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 182 0.8
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 29 0.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 398 1.8
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 3,305 15.0
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 16 2,296 10.4
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 268 1.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 256 1.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 354 1.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 661 3.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 1,088 4.9
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Independent Yearly Meetings of Friends* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 21 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 184 0.8
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 1,943 8.8
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 158 0.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 1,607 7.3
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 40 0.2
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 240 1.1
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 218 1.0
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 3 216 1.0
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 20 0.1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 3 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 16 9,357 42.5
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 7 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 1,109 5.0
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 32 0.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 79 0.4
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 202 74,981  

The population of the Chico, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 220,000 in 2010; in 2000 it was 203,171. The total population changed 8.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (74,981) included 34.1% of the total population in 2010.

Chico, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes Butte County, California.

* 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.