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Religious Traditions, 2010

243,524 14,969 26,062 445,334 3,868 80,047 1,221,406
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Orthodox 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
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 647 0.38
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 33 11,595 6.78
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 630 0.37
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 68 11,179 6.54
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 10 588 0.34
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 425 0.25
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 11 1,338 0.78
Buddhists Other Other Groups 11 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 22 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 65 445,655 260.70
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 1,524 0.89
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 7 2,054 1.20
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 4,454 2.61
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 2,399 1.40
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 849 0.50
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 1,221 0.71
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 470 0.27
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 99 36,936 21.61
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 29 8,029 4.70
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 40 3,886 2.27
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 3 514 0.30
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 5,794 3.39
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 3,319 1.94
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 114 0.07
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 17 3,853 2.25
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 2,140 1.25
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 16 4,888 2.86
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 38 3,104 1.82
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 2,313 1.35
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 43 0.03
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 153 0.09
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 906 0.53
Hindus Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 19,400 11.35
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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7 10,600 6.20
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 382 0.22
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 974 0.57
Jewish Other Judaism 7 3,000 1.75
Landmark Missionary Baptists, Independent Associations and Unaffiliated Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 70 0.04
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 23 6,582 3.85
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 288 0.17
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 99 0.06
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 7 13,237 7.74
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,924 1.13
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 65 0.04
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 74 0.04
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 584 0.34
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 688 0.40
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 84 0.05
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 782 0.46
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 20 6,587 3.85
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 0 0.00
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 245 0.14
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,168 0.68
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 1,036 0.61
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 45 26,152 15.30
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 66 51,748 30.27
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 228 0.13
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 2,128 1.24
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 27 6,731 3.94
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 916 0.54
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 717 0.42
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 110 0.06
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 286 0.17
Totals: 875 717,905  

The population of San Bernardino County, California was 1,709,434 in 2000; in 1990 it was 1,418,380. The total population changed 20.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (717,905) included 42.0% of the total population in 2000.

* 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.


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