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Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

483,830 34,139 55,597 7,515 1,048,099 157,628 2,438,043
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
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 671 0.4
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 42 10,458 6.7
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 84 14,902 9.6
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 132 0.1
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 8 680 0.4
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 89 235,572 151.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 680 0.4
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 380 0.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 14 4,703 3.0
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 22 4,328 2.8
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 1,831 1.2
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 3,272 2.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 3,393 2.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 17 911 0.6
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 60 0.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 72 34,618 22.2
Church of Jesus Christ, The (Bickertonites) Other Latter-day Saints 1 19 0.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 40 9,114 5.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 68 6,495 4.2
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 22 4,769 3.1
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 97 0.1
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 4,487 2.9
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 92 0.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 6 1,706 1.1
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 70 0.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 842 0.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 26 11,836 7.6
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 52 0.0
Fire Baptized Holiness Church, (Wesleyan), The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 12 0.0
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 42 6,388 4.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 3,465 2.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 35 0.0
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 8 785 0.5
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 246 0.2
Jewish Other Judaism 7 4,381 2.8
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 34 11,459 7.4
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 103 0.1
Mennonite Church, The General Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 198 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 130 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 386 0.2
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 111 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 1,260 0.8
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 27 12,392 8.0
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 42 0.0
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 148 0.1
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 3,871 2.5
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 1,266 0.8
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 300 0.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 50 28,682 18.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 86 39,500 25.4
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 1 73 0.0
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 6 348 0.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 23 6,364 4.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 47 19,818 12.7
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 463 0.3
Totals: 962 498,396  

The population of the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,558,182 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (498,396) included 32.0% of the total population in 1980.

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 2 counties: Riverside County, California, San Bernardino 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.