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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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 760 0.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 48 15,556 4.8
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 910 0.3
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 123 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 119 22,881 7.0
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 21 1,265 0.4
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 425 0.1
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 14 1,595 0.5
Buddhists Other Other Groups 20 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 44 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 118 882,095 271.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 19 6,323 1.9
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 11 3,025 0.9
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 24 13,259 4.1
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 3,056 0.9
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 12 1,578 0.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 21 2,561 0.8
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 823 0.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 181 71,250 21.9
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 45 11,550 3.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 74 7,678 2.4
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 5 779 0.2
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 22 7,461 2.3
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 45 0.0
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 19 4,656 1.4
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 114 0.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 33 9,609 3.0
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 15 7,149 2.2
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 32 12,638 3.9
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 76 0.0
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 69 8,272 2.5
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 19 3,259 1.0
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 243 0.1
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,105 0.3
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 1,548 0.5
Hindus Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Independent Yearly Meetings of Friends* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 31,100 9.6
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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17 20,705 6.4
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 382 0.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 1,614 0.5
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 18 22,750 7.0
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Landmark Missionary Baptists, Independent Associations and Unaffiliated Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 128 0.0
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 42 13,514 4.2
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 288 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 147 0.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,068 0.3
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 117 0.0
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 12 21,101 6.5
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,924 0.6
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 128 0.0
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 74 0.0
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 4 774 0.2
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 787 0.2
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 84 0.0
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 21 0.0
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 127 0.0
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 17 1,599 0.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 34 11,684 3.6
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 0 ---
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 245 0.1
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 7,610 2.3
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 2,036 0.6
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 76 40,575 12.5
Sikh Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 130 73,605 22.6
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 4 534 0.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 23 3,964 1.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 50 13,637 4.2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 916 0.3
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 4,760 1.5
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 350 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 693 0.2
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 1,586 1,382,708  

The population of the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 3,254,821 in 2000; in 1990 it was 2,588,793. The total population changed 25.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,382,708) included 42.5% of the total population in 2000.

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.