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Religious Traditions, 2010

123,422 20,716 40,185 231,500 6,640 87,110 1,000,698
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 % Change
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints +6 +8232 +49.3%
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups +10 +7181 +31.6%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +21 +2824 +33.4%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness -1 +2120 +125.3%
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 +576 +62.3%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness -4 +561 +37.1%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist -3 +423 +5.6%
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 0 +376 +16.5%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +2 +236 +36.4%
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +3 +231 +57.9%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness +1 +131 +108.3%
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 +119 +13.8%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +3 +109 +6%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 +26 +5.3%
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -1 +24 +70.6%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist +6 +6 +0.7%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 +6 +14%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness +3 -3 -0.2%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 -4 -6.7%
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 -9 -8%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 -18 -5.5%
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints -2 -48 -23.3%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 -49 -17.4%
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist -2 -62 -27.4%
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups -2 -62 -31%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -1 -74 -80.4%
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -1 -84 -33.9%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran -1 -117 -49.8%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 -125 -21.7%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist -5 -143 -5.6%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -1 -190 -2%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 -252 -7.3%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism -3 -258 -4.7%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -1 -292 -57.4%
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 -294 -17.7%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -1 -432 -90%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist -1 -437 -42.6%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +41 -573 -2.5%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal -1 -575 -35.9%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +3 -650 -13.5%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +1 -747 -16.2%
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist -5 -1420 -51.8%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -2 -1998 -19.9%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 -2672 -62.5%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 0 -2958 -38.2%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism -16 -74937 -24.5%
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist -3 --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist -2 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Independent Yearly Meetings of Friends* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 --- ---
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 0 --- ---
Tao Other Other Groups 0 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: +45 -66302 -14.4%

The population of Alameda County, California was 1,443,741 in 2000; in 1990 it was 1,279,182. The total population changed 12.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (504,563) included 34.9% of the total population in 2000.

The population of Alameda County, California was 1,510,271 in 2010; in 2000 it was 1,443,741. The total population changed 4.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (509,573) included 33.7% of the total population in 2010.

* 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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