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San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

151,293 2,552 45,310 7,720 478,474 126,369 1,025,193
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents % Change
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints -10 +4,690 +22.1%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness +2 +4,673 +2,183.6%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -9 +3,667 +29.8%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist +2 +2,314 +15.7%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +5 +2,162 +36.4%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 +840 +45.2%
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 +556 +41.7%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness -4 +407 +21.3%
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -1 +335 +24.7%
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 +300 +600.0%
Bahá'í Other Other Groups +0 +241 +20.0%
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +4 +241 +39.1%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 +237 +19.5%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +3 +226 +8.4%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -2 +213 +60.3%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 +177 +25.5%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 +151 +28.3%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +1 +145 +20.6%
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 +90 +60.0%
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 +60 +3.9%
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 +26 +9.1%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 -9 -8.0%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 -10 -6.0%
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 -10 -16.1%
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints +0 -33 -17.3%
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups +0 -44 -55.0%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist -3 -59 -3.0%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -111 -15.8%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist +4 -167 -21.4%
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +1 -169 -42.1%
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -198 -22.0%
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist -2 -203 -70.2%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal +0 -210 -17.5%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +17 -235 -1.4%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran -1 -261 -22.4%
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups +7 -355 -1.8%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 -357 -26.4%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -1 -436 -14.4%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist -1 -450 -18.3%
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 -531 -28.1%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 -1,101 -40.1%
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -5 -1,199 -80.2%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +0 -1,217 -24.5%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -1 -1,237 -12.8%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist -2 -1,423 -43.9%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism -1 -2,100 -20.6%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran -7 -5,074 -48.3%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism +1 -37,710 -7.3%
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist +1 --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Independent Yearly Meetings of Friends* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups -2 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
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 --- --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups -3 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Vicariate for the Palestinian/Jordanian Orthodox Christian Communities Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups -2 --- ---
Totals: -4 -33,158 -5%

The population of the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,836,911 in 2010; in 2000 it was 1,735,819. The total population changed 5.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (811,718) included 44.2% of the total population in 2010.

The population of the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,735,819 in 2000; in 1990 it was 1,534,274. The total population changed 13.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (764,576) included 44.0% of the total population in 2000.

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 2 counties: San Benito County, California, Santa Clara 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.