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Tulare County (California)

Religious Traditions, 2010

53,285 757 8,690 102,772 650 13,983 262,042
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
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 36 10,497 28.52
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 25 119,080 323.57
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 25 8,627 23.44
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 24 2,309 6.27
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 19 1,451 3.94
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 15 4,547 12.36
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 14 5,001 13.59
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 1,123 3.05
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 13 3,004 8.16
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 2,404 6.53
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 3,415 9.28
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 9 5,626 15.29
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 1,316 3.58
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 457 1.24
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 339 0.92
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 557 1.51
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 2,496 6.78
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 728 1.98
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 1,320 3.59
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 1,582 4.30
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 1,559 4.24
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 823 2.24
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 960 2.61
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 560 1.52
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 163 0.44
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 786 2.14
Buddhists Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 1,305 3.55
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 586 1.59
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 172 0.47
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 708 1.92
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 1,505 4.09
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 119 0.32
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 169 0.46
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 1,200 3.26
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 814 2.21
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 66 0.18
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 527 1.43
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 20 0.05
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 770 2.09
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 29 0.08
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 95 0.26
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 119 0.32
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 43 0.12
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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1 850 2.31
Jewish Other Judaism 1 350 0.95
Landmark Missionary Baptists, Independent Associations and Unaffiliated Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 42 0.11
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 136 0.37
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 269 0.73
Totals: 326 190,624  

The population of Tulare County, California was 368,021 in 2000; in 1990 it was 311,921. The total population changed 18.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (190,624) included 51.8% 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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