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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 Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 45 12,813 4.9
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 93 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 114 19,584 7.6
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 73 0.0
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 199 0.1
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 50,628 19.6
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 9 1,736 0.7
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 103 413,567 159.8
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 16 1,800 0.7
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 5 445 0.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 12 3,356 1.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 24 7,030 2.7
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 3,618 1.4
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 20 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 1,252 0.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 19 1,828 0.7
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 208 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 391 0.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 162 67,519 26.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 215 0.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 40 9,201 3.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 71 7,402 2.9
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 905 0.3
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 19 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 146 0.1
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 3,696 1.4
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 111 0.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 35 8,854 3.4
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 20 4,743 1.8
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 32 13,147 5.1
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 99 0.0
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 ---
Fire Baptized Holiness Church, (Wesleyan), The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 11 0.0
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 53 9,965 3.8
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 16 1,928 0.7
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 6 437 0.2
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 22 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 7,035 2.7
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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13 7,625 2.9
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 957 0.4
Jewish Other Judaism 12 17,895 6.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 39 15,187 5.9
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 232 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 779 0.3
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 128 0.0
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 143 0.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 139 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 68 0.0
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 21 1,755 0.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 30 15,593 6.0
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 149 0.1
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 6,027 2.3
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 730 0.3
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 63 0.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 62 44,173 17.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 101 65,183 25.2
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 43 0.0
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 4 360 0.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 21 5,139 2.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 48 18,576 7.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 740 0.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 703 0.3
Totals: 1,339 856,422  

The population of the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 2,588,793 in 1990; in 1980 it was 1,558,182. The total population changed 66.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (856,422) included 33.1% of the total population in 1990.

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.