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San Bernardino County, California - County Membership Report (2020)

Exact definitions of "congregations" and "adherents" vary by religious body. Congregations may be parishes, churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, or another site where a religious body has regularly scheduled worship services. Adherents generally are members, children who are not members, and others who are not members but are considered participants in the congregation.

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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 53 500,136 229.25
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 158 112,158 51.41
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 83 52,373 24.01
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 138 42,101 19.30
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 60 37,057 16.99
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 18 32,495 14.89
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 114 32,114 14.72
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 76 18,401 8.43
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 18 15,290 7.01
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 13 9,099 4.17
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 5 7,472 3.42
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 40 5,788 2.65
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 45 5,761 2.64
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 14 4,848 2.22
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 19 3,995 1.83
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 1 3,000 1.38
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 34 2,956 1.35
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 18 2,875 1.32
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 5 2,360 1.08
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 15 2,352 1.08
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 7 2,166 0.99
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 14 1,936 0.89
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 5 1,902 0.87
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 4 1,873 0.86
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 1,800 0.83
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 13 1,722 0.79
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 11 1,698 0.78
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 9 1,576 0.72
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 13 1,562 0.72
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 13 1,474 0.68
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 1,400 0.64
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 7 1,260 0.58
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 3 1,152 0.53
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 1,000 0.46
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 900 0.41
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 790 0.36
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 724 0.33
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 8 679 0.31
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 651 0.30
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 7 650 0.30
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 644 0.30
Syrian (Syriac) Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 625 0.29
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 10 577 0.26
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 572 0.26
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 14 541 0.25
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 386 0.18
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 330 0.15
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 300 0.14
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 298 0.14
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 270 0.12
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 2 230 0.11
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 180 0.08
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 132 0.06
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 3 127 0.06
Romanian Orthodox Metropolia of the Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 120 0.06
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 100 0.05
Open Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 100 0.05
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 100 0.05
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 70 0.03
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 65 0.03
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 63 0.03
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 40 0.02
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 38 0.02
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1 35 0.02
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference of the United States and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 28 0.01
Chabad Judaism Judaism 3
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 5
Church of the Living God (Christian Workers for Fellowship) Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
Reformed Baptist Network Evangelical Protestant 1
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3
Brethren in Christ Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 9
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 2
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 5
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 9
Fire Baptized Holiness Church (Wesleyan) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 6
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 2
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 11
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 2,181,654 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (925,517) included 42.4% of the total population in 2020. The adherence rate is the number of adherents of a given group per 1,000 people in the general population.

Note that data collection methods for religious bodies change over time, affecting the comparability of statistics. For further information, see the U.S. Religion Census website at https://www.usreligioncensus.org/.

The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 372 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 155.

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