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San Diego-Carlsbad, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

302,320 10,857 74,992 7,828 801,850 161,530 1,735,936
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
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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212 148,930 48.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 206 33,486 10.8
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 120 71,495 23.1
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 115 801,850 259.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 66 23,905 7.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 47 6,668 2.2
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 43 --- ---
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 43 20,797 6.7
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 40 33,289 10.8
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 37 12,060 3.9
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 35 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 35 12,532 4.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 34 11,563 3.7
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 34 15,102 4.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 29 5,267 1.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 29 17,009 5.5
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 29 --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 25 3,135 1.0
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 22 1,728 0.6
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 22 5,243 1.7
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 21 4,357 1.4
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 20 6,150 2.0
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 20 2,285 0.7
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 19 3,238 1.0
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 19 21,994 7.1
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 18 1,978 0.6
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 16 2,400 0.8
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 15 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 15 5,272 1.7
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 3,198 1.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 13 10,395 3.4
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 11 3,279 1.1
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 --- ---
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 10 809 0.3
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 10 247 0.1
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 9 4,201 1.4
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 1,604 0.5
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 9 1,873 0.6
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 8 --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 8 5,332 1.7
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 975 0.3
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 7 2,010 0.6
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 9,133 3.0
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 7 1,247 0.4
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 375 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 593 0.2
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 6 --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 853 0.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 207 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 322 0.1
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 5 850 0.3
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 4,556 1.5
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 5 463 0.1
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 5 8,597 2.8
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 5 1,851 0.6
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 920 0.3
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 524 0.2
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 4 48 0.0
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 1,523 0.5
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 466 0.2
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 435 0.1
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 183 0.1
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 124 0.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 385 0.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 3,000 1.0
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 3 3,374 1.1
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 375 0.1
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 860 0.3
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 543 0.2
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 66 0.0
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 630 0.2
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 2 3,200 1.0
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Independent Yearly Meetings of Friends* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 111 0.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 290 0.1
Sikh Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 18 0.0
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 60 0.0
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,150 0.4
Armenian Evangelical Churches (Additional) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Assemblies of God International Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 335 0.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 57 0.0
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 525 0.2
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 500 0.2
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 450 0.1
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 1,195 0.4
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 9 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 370 0.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 56 0.0
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 100 0.0
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 90 0.0
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 792 0.3
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 464 0.1
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 360 0.1
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 20 0.0
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 44 0.0
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 0.1
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 600 0.2
Tao Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 21 0.0
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 60 0.0
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 141 0.0
Totals: 1,720 1,359,377  

The population of the San Diego-Carlsbad, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 3,095,313 in 2010; in 2000 it was 2,813,833. The total population changed 10.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,359,377) included 43.9% of the total population in 2010.

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes San Diego 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.