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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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 106 1,048,099 248.1
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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400 233,038 55.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 199 104,271 24.7
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 250 72,018 17.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 97 53,477 12.7
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 134 33,121 7.8
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 22 23,697 5.6
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 28 17,246 4.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 43 11,444 2.7
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 13 10,615 2.5
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 17 10,081 2.4
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 50 10,063 2.4
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 33 9,286 2.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 45 9,177 2.2
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 5 8,906 2.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 36 8,871 2.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 69 8,457 2.0
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 12 8,315 2.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 65 7,800 1.8
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 28 7,785 1.8
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 33 7,777 1.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 24 7,523 1.8
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 7,130 1.7
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 28 6,201 1.5
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 4 4,332 1.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 17 3,944 0.9
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 17 3,806 0.9
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 3,505 0.8
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 17 3,270 0.8
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 3,076 0.7
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 8 2,970 0.7
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 20 2,677 0.6
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 2,516 0.6
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 27 2,064 0.5
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 6 1,979 0.5
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 1,867 0.4
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 1,737 0.4
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 19 1,651 0.4
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 1,557 0.4
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 16 1,501 0.4
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 1,413 0.3
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,200 0.3
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 1,150 0.3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 1,056 0.2
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 8 1,054 0.2
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 1,044 0.2
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 1,035 0.2
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 5 958 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 8 937 0.2
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 830 0.2
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 830 0.2
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 800 0.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 723 0.2
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 4 646 0.2
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 553 0.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 531 0.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 4 430 0.1
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 420 0.1
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 355 0.1
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 9 342 0.1
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 323 0.1
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 316 0.1
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 280 0.1
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 249 0.1
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 4 240 0.1
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 239 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 225 0.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 223 0.1
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 200 0.0
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 180 0.0
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 180 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 157 0.0
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 154 0.0
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 125 0.0
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 105 0.0
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 79 0.0
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 73 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 2 66 0.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 59 0.0
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 51 0.0
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 36 0.0
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 36 0.0
Independent Yearly Meetings of Friends* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 29 0.0
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 26 0.0
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 14 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 63 --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 15 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 24 --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 11 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 5 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 --- ---
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 17 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 70 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 28 --- ---
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Totals: 2,414 1,786,808  

The population of the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 4,224,851 in 2010; in 2000 it was 3,254,821. The total population changed 29.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,786,808) included 42.3% of the total population in 2010.

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.