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Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

1,160,504 114,762 305,630 76,923 4,340,467 593,409 6,237,142
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 36 43,178 3.4
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 1,626 0.1
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 1,411 0.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 206 55,872 4.4
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 15 --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 11 5,396 0.4
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 78 0.0
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 43 0.0
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 8 4,460 0.3
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 11 18,250 1.4
Armenian Evangelical Churches (Additional) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 337 99,216 7.7
Assemblies of God International Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 459 0.0
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 63 10,790 0.8
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 196 0.0
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 --- ---
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 182 95,361 7.4
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 32 20,128 1.6
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 29 2,239 0.2
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 0 ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 97 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 341 4,340,467 338.3
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 70 16,116 1.3
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 93 10,559 0.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 76 43,233 3.4
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 15 3,845 0.3
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 75 12,906 1.0
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness 20 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 53 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 36 5,193 0.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 59 10,156 0.8
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 11 --- ---
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 37 0.0
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 99 26,380 2.1
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 1 0.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 29 1,837 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 347 217,341 16.9
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 12 1,372 0.1
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 250 0.0
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 131 25,737 2.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 130 20,564 1.6
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 8 1,312 0.1
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 63 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 4,888 0.4
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 27 29,956 2.3
Conservative Lutheran Association Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 --- ---
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 80 0.0
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 33 8,190 0.6
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 16 16,700 1.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 105 49,639 3.9
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 700 0.1
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 36 11,481 0.9
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 48 16,405 1.3
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 25 4,908 0.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 144 34,559 2.7
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 156 0.0
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 34 0.0
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 268 60,544 4.7
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 39 5,077 0.4
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 417 0.0
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 24 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 21 --- ---
Georgian Orthodox Parishes in the United States Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 0.0
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 16 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 11 11,730 0.9
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 21 13,963 1.1
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 41 1,249 0.1
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 16 584 0.0
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 15 9,236 0.7
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 120 0.0
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 22 --- ---
Independent Yearly Meetings of Friends* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 6 292 0.0
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 6,560 0.5
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 21 4,825 0.4
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 162 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 55 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 85 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 65 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 120 35,694 2.8
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 17 13,287 1.0
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 300 0.0
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 216 0.0
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 420 0.0
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 25 2,168 0.2
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 6 643 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 19 4,671 0.4
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 216 0.0
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 79 93,754 7.3
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 2,771 0.2
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 338 0.0
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 16 10,106 0.8
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 53 23,843 1.9
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 25 3,322 0.3
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 6 --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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913 468,053 36.5
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 1,838 0.1
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 510 0.0
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 9 2,101 0.2
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 163 45,750 3.6
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 972 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 17 3,604 0.3
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Pillar of Fire Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 50 0.0
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 187 60,136 4.7
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 48 4,941 0.4
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 12 2,462 0.2
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 4 5,432 0.4
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 32 41,863 3.3
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 15,566 1.2
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 93 0.0
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 63 0.0
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 250 0.0
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 4,110 0.3
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 27 11,810 0.9
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 5,490 0.4
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 67 0.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 160 55,271 4.3
Sikh Other Other Groups 19 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 650 169,545 13.2
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 5,880 0.5
Tao Other Other Groups 5 --- ---
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 12 1,518 0.1
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 400 0.0
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 3 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 19 3,699 0.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 68 12,839 1.0
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 196 62,121 4.8
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 42 --- ---
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 18 --- ---
Vicariate for the Palestinian/Jordanian Orthodox Christian Communities Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 250 0.0
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 28 17,746 1.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 36 4,394 0.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 13 1,918 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 4 752 0.1
Totals: 7,292 6,591,695  

The population of the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 12,828,837 in 2010; in 2000 it was 12,365,627. The total population changed 3.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (6,591,695) included 51.4% of the total population in 2010.

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 2 counties: Los Angeles County, California, Orange 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.


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