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Religious Traditions, 2010

157,621 12,585 33,989 229,725 5,675 86,390 892,803
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 41 224,265 183.30
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 66 30,936 25.28
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 40 27,227 22.25
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 20,595 16.83
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 56 20,451 16.72
Jewish Other Judaism 7 16,800 13.73
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 10,869 8.88
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 20 8,705 7.11
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 25 7,419 6.06
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 7,254 5.93
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 9 6,637 5.42
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 17 6,438 5.26
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 12 4,878 3.99
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 4,639 3.79
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 4,376 3.58
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 18 4,328 3.54
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 15 3,650 2.98
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 12 3,510 2.87
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 21 3,044 2.49
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 2,994 2.45
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 2,908 2.38
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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4 2,600 2.13
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 2,532 2.07
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 1,862 1.52
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,804 1.47
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Vasiloupulis Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,750 1.43
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 1,594 1.30
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 1,546 1.26
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 9 1,266 1.03
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,247 1.02
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 1,028 0.84
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 903 0.74
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 898 0.73
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 843 0.69
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 779 0.64
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 757 0.62
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 689 0.56
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 639 0.52
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 627 0.51
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 4 623 0.51
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 616 0.50
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 588 0.48
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 457 0.37
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 450 0.37
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 443 0.36
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 433 0.35
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 357 0.29
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 356 0.29
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 306 0.25
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 301 0.25
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 278 0.23
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 246 0.20
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 205 0.17
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 171 0.14
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 146 0.12
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 141 0.12
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 108 0.09
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 79 0.06
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 61 0.05
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 58 0.05
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 56 0.05
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 52 0.04
Landmark Missionary Baptists, Independent Associations and Unaffiliated Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 40 0.03
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 33 0.03
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 28 0.02
Buddhists Other Other Groups 8 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
Hindus Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 583 451,919  

The population of Sacramento County, California was 1,223,499 in 2000; in 1990 it was 1,041,219. The total population changed 17.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (451,919) included 36.9% 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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