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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 % Change
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +1 +1,164 +186.5%
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -1 +303 +117.4%
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 +2,166 +76.4%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +1 +777 +54.4%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 +38 +49.4%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints +2 +6,877 +47.3%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +5 +2,080 +43.0%
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 +100 +33.3%
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups +1 +650 +29.3%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal +0 +96 +25.8%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism +3 +55,759 +24.0%
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +6 +705 +16.6%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +1 +448 +16.5%
Bahá'í Other Other Groups -1 +57 +13.7%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -3 +3,143 +13.1%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +0 +285 +12.0%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness +2 +79 +10.1%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 +150 +9.4%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +0 +48 +5.3%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness -1 -5 -4.7%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist +1 -19 -5.1%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 -21 -5.6%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 -32 -6.7%
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +2 -72 -7.4%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -1 -43 -7.4%
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 -381 -7.9%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +0 -18 -10.0%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness +10 -308 -11.4%
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist +2 -518 -12.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 -231 -15.2%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist -3 -620 -15.4%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist -3 -1,006 -15.5%
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints +0 -33 -17.3%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist -1 -87 -22.5%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness -1 -137 -24.1%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -1 -335 -24.3%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +15 -7,184 -32.0%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -6 -240 -33.2%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran -3 -2,299 -34.7%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist +0 -1,869 -34.7%
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 -52 -36.1%
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist -4 -540 -48.0%
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -245 -52.6%
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -940 -67.1%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -6 -3,442 -67.5%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -1 -700 -83.3%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism -8 -1,945 -87.2%
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Armenian Evangelical Churches (Additional) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 --- ---
Independent Yearly Meetings of Friends* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
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 --- --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups +2 --- ---
Unaffiliated Conservative Amish Mennonite Church* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: +12 +51,603 +14%

The population of the Fresno, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 930,450 in 2010; in 2000 it was 799,407. The total population changed 16.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (481,076) included 51.7% of the total population in 2010.

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.