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Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

1,160,504 114,762 305,630 4,340,467 76,923 593,409 6,237,142
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 339 4,586,024 370.87
Jewish Other Judaism 230 624,700 50.52
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 354 146,123 11.82
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 389 144,286 11.67
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 64 132,502 10.72
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 24 114,600 9.27
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 331 85,525 6.92
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 231 79,251 6.41
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 205 77,865 6.30
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 220 70,433 5.70
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 106 58,956 4.77
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 253 56,120 4.54
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 137 55,629 4.50
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 153 54,548 4.41
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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28 47,810 3.87
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 126 44,189 3.57
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 84 38,762 3.13
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 127 26,891 2.17
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 6 25,000 2.02
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 150 24,669 1.99
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 21,502 1.74
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 63 17,183 1.39
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 46 16,944 1.37
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 73 15,121 1.22
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 7 15,030 1.22
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 41 14,859 1.20
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 64 14,146 1.14
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 38 13,675 1.11
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 12,429 1.01
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 36 11,994 0.97
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 10 10,098 0.82
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 67 9,762 0.79
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 59 9,470 0.77
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 71 8,483 0.69
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 19 8,373 0.68
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 47 7,242 0.59
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 6,900 0.56
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 47 6,706 0.54
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 6,345 0.51
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 10 5,754 0.47
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 5,200 0.42
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 41 5,102 0.41
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 33 4,885 0.40
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 30 4,744 0.38
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 31 4,653 0.38
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 4,392 0.36
Orthodox Church in America: Bulgarian Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 3,558 0.29
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 20 3,478 0.28
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 20 3,469 0.28
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 22 2,969 0.24
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 2,680 0.22
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 2,361 0.19
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 2,270 0.18
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 2,173 0.18
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 11 2,067 0.17
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 15 1,795 0.15
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 1,731 0.14
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 13 1,633 0.13
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 1,552 0.13
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 18 1,541 0.12
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 27 1,538 0.12
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 19 1,409 0.11
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 28 1,359 0.11
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 15 1,116 0.09
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 1,040 0.08
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 1,030 0.08
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 933 0.08
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 9 873 0.07
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 840 0.07
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 600 0.05
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 588 0.05
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 495 0.04
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 445 0.04
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 438 0.04
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 375 0.03
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 335 0.03
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Vasiloupulis Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 315 0.03
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 277 0.02
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 228 0.02
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 210 0.02
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 167 0.01
Landmark Missionary Baptists, Independent Associations and Unaffiliated Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 156 0.01
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 135 0.01
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 90 0.01
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 80 0.01
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 63 0.01
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 33 0.00
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 31 0.00
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 20 0.00
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 19 0.00
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 15 0.00
Buddhists Other Other Groups 185 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 72 --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 11 --- ---
Hindus Other Other Groups 50 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 16 --- ---
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Tao Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 6 --- ---
Totals: 5,129 6,803,405  

The population of the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 12,365,627 in 2000; in 1990 it was 11,273,720. The total population changed 9.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (6,803,405) included 55.0% 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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