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Fresno, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

126,004 4,160 16,843 7,768 288,324 37,977 449,374
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 --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 1,125 1.4
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 20 6,482 8.1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 25 0.0
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,400 1.8
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 2,834 3.5
Armenian Evangelical Churches (Additional) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 53 24,084 30.1
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 3 417 0.5
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Buddhists Other Other Groups 8 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 40 232,565 290.9
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 1,429 1.8
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 370 0.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 2,708 3.4
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 374 0.5
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 781 1.0
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 1,520 1.9
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 480 0.6
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 34 14,527 18.2
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 840 1.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 2,692 3.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 30 4,018 5.0
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 191 0.2
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 909 1.1
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 466 0.6
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 4,328 5.4
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 9 2,230 2.8
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 969 1.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 2,375 3.0
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 17 6,630 8.3
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 4,851 6.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 106 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 203 0.3
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 702 0.9
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 624 0.8
Hindus Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Independent Yearly Meetings of Friends* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 800 1.0
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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1 450 0.6
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 144 0.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 722 0.9
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 3 2,300 2.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 913 1.1
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 585 0.7
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups --- --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 2,218 2.8
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 667 0.8
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 386 0.5
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 914 1.1
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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--- --- ---
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 1,590 2.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 5,103 6.4
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 77 0.1
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 568 0.7
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 300 0.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 13 4,838 6.1
Sikh Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 42 22,432 28.1
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 17 4,258 5.3
Unaffiliated Conservative Amish Mennonite Church* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 372 0.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,378 1.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 20 5,380 6.7
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 68 0.1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 258 0.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 180 0.2
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 515 380,156  

The population of the Fresno, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 799,407 in 2000; in 1990 it was 667,490. The total population changed 19.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (380,156) included 47.6% of the total population in 2000.

Fresno, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes Fresno 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.