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San Diego 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 103 754,089 228.61
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 164 184,246 55.86
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 108 68,148 20.66
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 26 50,816 15.41
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 174 46,936 14.23
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 202 38,780 11.76
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 86 18,606 5.64
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 40 15,654 4.75
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 33 15,082 4.57
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 14 14,471 4.39
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 30 10,452 3.17
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 32 9,422 2.86
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 15 9,090 2.76
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 28 7,323 2.22
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 13 7,229 2.19
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 37 7,085 2.15
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 4 6,734 2.04
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 21 6,549 1.99
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 22 6,446 1.95
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 40 5,255 1.59
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 36 4,941 1.50
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 7 4,739 1.44
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 4,000 1.21
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 19 3,672 1.11
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 19 3,543 1.07
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 23 3,455 1.05
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 5 3,226 0.98
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 7 3,100 0.94
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 17 2,877 0.87
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 12 2,777 0.84
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 7 2,750 0.83
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 9 2,458 0.75
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 11 2,423 0.73
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 6 2,400 0.73
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 9 2,390 0.72
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 17 2,245 0.68
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 5 1,998 0.61
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 2 1,700 0.52
Syrian (Syriac) Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 1,700 0.52
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 8 1,510 0.46
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 1,500 0.45
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 5 1,449 0.44
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 1,400 0.42
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 1,384 0.42
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 7 1,327 0.40
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 1,200 0.36
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 1,175 0.36
Eritrean Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 1,170 0.35
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 7 1,118 0.34
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 1,000 0.30
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 940 0.28
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 5 900 0.27
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 894 0.27
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 830 0.25
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 15 793 0.24
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 750 0.23
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 4 690 0.21
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 575 0.17
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 540 0.16
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 518 0.16
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 461 0.14
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 435 0.13
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 400 0.12
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 5 393 0.12
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 354 0.11
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 346 0.10
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 343 0.10
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1 333 0.10
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 330 0.10
Reconstructionist Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 284 0.09
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 275 0.08
Apostolic Christian Church (Nazarene) - East Conference Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 235 0.07
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 216 0.07
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 196 0.06
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 195 0.06
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 1 180 0.05
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 116 0.04
Evangelical Friends Church International Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 116 0.04
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 100 0.03
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 92 0.03
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 65 0.02
Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 60 0.02
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (Covenanters) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 59 0.02
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 50 0.02
Apostolic Christian Church of America Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 40 0.01
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 40 0.01
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 38 0.01
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 34 0.01
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6 29 0.01
Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 19 0.01
Nazarene Christian Congregation (Side A or B) Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 2 13 0.00
Apostolic Christian Faith Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 9 0.00
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 8 0.00
Independent Judaism Judaism 1 0 0.00
Every Nation Evangelical Protestant 3
Christadelphians Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Twelve Tribes Evangelical Protestant 2
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Vedanta Society Other Other Groups Family 1
Unification Church Other Other Groups Family 1
Anglican Province of Christ the King Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 20
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 4
International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 1
Church of the Living God (Christian Workers for Fellowship) Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
Reformed Baptist Network Evangelical Protestant 1
Reformed Presbyterian Church General Assembly Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Syriac-Greek Antiochian Orthodox Catholic Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 9
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 15
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8
Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 4
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 7
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6
Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite) Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 3
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 7
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 18
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
General Church of the New Jerusalem Other Christians Spiritualist Family 1
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2
Jain Other Other Groups Family 1
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 2
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 6
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 6
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 2
Tao Other Other Groups Family 1
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 33
Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America Other Other Groups Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 3,298,634 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,366,334) included 41.4% 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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