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Yuba City, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

20,116 266 2,515   21,319 9,171 113,505
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 Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 6 21,319 127.7
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 12 6,231 37.3
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
13 4,275 25.6
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 2,956 17.7
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 2,933 17.6
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 2,597 15.6
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 1,436 8.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 1,304 7.8
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 1,250 7.5
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 1,109 6.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 928 5.6
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 871 5.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 854 5.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 744 4.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 7 616 3.7
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 450 2.7
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 434 2.6
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 317 1.9
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 300 1.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 3 281 1.7
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 268 1.6
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 266 1.6
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 241 1.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 164 1.0
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 158 0.9
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 151 0.9
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 150 0.9
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 137 0.8
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 108 0.6
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 108 0.6
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 92 0.6
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 74 0.4
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 68 0.4
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 65 0.4
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 1 56 0.3
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 54 0.3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 21 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 1 0.0
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 3 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 5 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Totals: 136 53,387  

The population of the Yuba City, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 166,892 in 2010; in 2000 it was 139,149. The total population changed 19.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (53,387) included 32.0% of the total population in 2010.

Yuba City, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 2 counties: Sutter County, California, Yuba 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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.

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