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El Centro, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

12,707 669 1,137   49,226 3,633 107,156
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 17 73,475 516.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 3,195 22.4
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 3,022 21.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 1,618 11.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 1,051 7.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,016 7.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 851 6.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 664 4.7
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 600 4.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 578 4.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 576 4.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 357 2.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 321 2.3
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 302 2.1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 255 1.8
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 171 1.2
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 169 1.2
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 163 1.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 158 1.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 153 1.1
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 132 0.9
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 120 0.8
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 60 0.4
Jewish Other Judaism 1 50 0.4
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Hindus Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 104 89,057  

The population of the El Centro, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 142,361 in 2000; in 1990 it was 109,303. The total population changed 30.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (89,057) included 62.6% of the total population in 2000.

El Centro, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes Imperial 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.