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San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

268,478 47,108 165,484 901,636 28,620 227,299 2,696,766
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 10 1,051 0.25
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 83 20,446 4.96
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 1,744 0.42
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 288 0.07
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 2,800 0.68
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,848 0.45
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 108 23,907 5.80
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 42 3,005 0.73
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 349 0.08
Buddhists Other Other Groups 131 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 200 939,459 227.82
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 25 4,390 1.06
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 16 2,183 0.53
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 2,210 0.54
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 1,220 0.30
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 1,265 0.31
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 24 2,432 0.59
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 386 0.09
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 114 47,388 11.49
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 88 0.02
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 31 5,977 1.45
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 65 7,352 1.78
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 7 499 0.12
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 26 3,545 0.86
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 22 27,895 6.76
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 974 0.24
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 83 27,744 6.73
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 23 6,407 1.55
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 17 4,142 1.00
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 66 20,458 4.96
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 894 0.22
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 26 4,731 1.15
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 699 0.17
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 7 573 0.14
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 1,891 0.46
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 8 10,461 2.54
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Vasiloupulis Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 662 0.16
Hindus Other Other Groups 31 --- ---
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 30 0.01
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 1,750 0.42
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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11 9,231 2.24
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 3,656 0.89
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,365 0.33
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 1,072 0.26
Jewish Other Judaism 71 147,000 35.65
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 47 13,448 3.26
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 0.04
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 113 0.03
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 6 888 0.22
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 15 0.00
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 33 55,959 13.57
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 88 0.02
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 303 0.07
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 25 4,791 1.16
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 393 0.10
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 8 2,111 0.51
Orthodox Church in America: Bulgarian Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 799 0.19
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 300 0.07
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 428 0.10
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 2,956 0.72
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 91 39,662 9.62
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 1,040 0.25
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 614 0.15
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 6 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 22 4,816 1.17
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 350 0.08
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 35 10,067 2.44
Sikh Other Other Groups 8 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 187 38,230 9.27
Tao Other Other Groups 10 --- ---
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 129 0.03
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 318 0.08
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 11 3,329 0.81
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 55 10,754 2.61
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 89 35,279 8.56
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 108 0.03
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 1,244 0.30
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 250 0.06
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 441 0.11
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 2,065 1,574,840  

The population of the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 4,123,740 in 2000; in 1990 it was 3,686,592. The total population changed 11.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,574,840) included 38.2% 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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