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Santa Rosa, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

25,820 102 11,546 1,389 107,737 23,398 313,886
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
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 102 0.2
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 23 107,737 222.7
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 36 0.1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 17 1,634 3.4
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 512 1.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 775 1.6
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 30 0.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 302 0.6
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 180 0.4
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 1,019 2.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 842 1.7
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.2
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 15 0.0
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 1,531 3.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 115 0.2
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 35 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 684 1.4
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 52 0.1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 8 2,269 4.7
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 55 0.1
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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35 7,441 15.4
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 29 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 435 0.9
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 224 0.5
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 477 1.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 10 2,262 4.7
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 19 4,727 9.8
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 49 0.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 153 0.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 30 0.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 8 1,756 3.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 5 2,382 4.9
Independent Yearly Meetings of Friends* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 111 0.2
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 65 0.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 2,437 5.0
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 97 0.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 1,592 3.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 9 2,923 6.0
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 37 0.1
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 110 0.2
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 272 0.6
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 220 0.5
Vicariate for the Palestinian/Jordanian Orthodox Christian Communities Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 750 1.5
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 318 0.7
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 8 5,503 11.4
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 7 2,344 4.8
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 11 1,298 2.7
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 5 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 17 9,069 18.7
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 158 0.3
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 518 1.1
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 25 0.1
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 12 0.0
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 13 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 2,217 4.6
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 60 0.1
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 200 0.4
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 2 1,202 2.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 460 1.0
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 14 0.0
Totals: 315 169,992  

The population of the Santa Rosa, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 483,878 in 2010; in 2000 it was 458,614. The total population changed 5.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (169,992) included 35.1% of the total population in 2010.

Santa Rosa, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes Sonoma 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.