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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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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 3 289 0.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 13 1,935 1.1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 902 0.5
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,516 0.9
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,540 0.9
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 56 12,307 7.1
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 15 1,205 0.7
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Buddhists Other Other Groups 32 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 58 516,184 297.4
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 2,695 1.6
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 779 0.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 3,243 1.9
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 704 0.4
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 214 0.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 534 0.3
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 166 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 58 21,200 12.2
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 14 1,908 1.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 17 2,453 1.4
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 191 0.1
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 5,244 3.0
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 1,334 0.8
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 65 0.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 23 10,204 5.9
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 616 0.4
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 705 0.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 28 10,513 6.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 1,888 1.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 113 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 40 0.0
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 487 0.3
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,860 1.1
Hindus Other Other Groups 15 --- ---
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 5 13,200 7.6
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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6 6,320 3.6
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 236 0.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 2,745 1.6
Jain Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 17 54,000 31.1
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 Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 13 4,972 2.9
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 20 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 80 0.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 10 19,206 11.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 31 0.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 60 0.0
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 --- --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 507 0.3
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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--- --- ---
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 62 0.0
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 401 0.2
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 170 0.1
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 286 0.2
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 693 0.4
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 27 9,684 5.6
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 353 0.2
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 1,350 0.8
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 1,214 0.7
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 50 0.0
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 20 5,943 3.4
Sikh Other Other Groups 6 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 55 16,854 9.7
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 0.1
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 1,355 0.8
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 4 1,197 0.7
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 3,029 1.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 31 14,715 8.5
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) --- --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 1,495 0.9
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 1,164 0.7
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Totals: 713 764,576  

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.