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Salinas, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

23,624 1,199 11,244 640 150,050 18,309 209,991
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 1 107 0.3
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 477 1.1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 18 1,880 4.5
Assemblies of God International Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 1,480 3.6
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 11 5,351 12.9
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 1,365 3.3
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 53 0.1
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 26 150,050 361.5
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 106 0.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 126 0.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 186 0.4
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 227 0.5
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 3 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 45 0.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 174 0.4
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 252 0.6
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 29 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 10 5,906 14.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 733 1.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 605 1.5
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 158 0.4
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 27 0.1
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 250 0.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 14 3,120 7.5
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 13 0.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 6 1,408 3.4
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 175 0.4
Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 140 0.3
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 102 0.2
Independent Yearly Meetings of Friends* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 30 0.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 13 0.0
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 7 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 442 1.1
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 2,518 6.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 64 0.2
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 116 0.3
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 379 0.9
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 341 0.8
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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31 12,026 29.0
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 60 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 116 0.3
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 1,196 2.9
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 4,394 10.6
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 50 0.1
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 2 1,002 2.4
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 250 0.6
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 309 0.7
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 1,342 3.2
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 23 3,866 9.3
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 286 0.7
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 77 0.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 1,548 3.7
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 95 0.2
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 1 0.0
Totals: 287 205,066  

The population of the Salinas, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 415,057 in 2010; in 2000 it was 401,762. The total population changed 3.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (205,066) included 49.4% of the total population in 2010.

Salinas, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes Monterey 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.