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Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area - Metro Area 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 328 4,101,172 310.67
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 687 530,204 40.16
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 750 200,920 15.22
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 314 198,134 15.01
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 94 178,826 13.55
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 577 146,638 11.11
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 380 135,839 10.29
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 222 81,964 6.21
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 123 78,107 5.92
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 104 71,243 5.40
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 168 55,626 4.21
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 159 50,743 3.84
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 186 47,037 3.56
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 39 45,750 3.47
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 62 44,832 3.40
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 33 41,898 3.17
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 93 37,400 2.83
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 25 36,400 2.76
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 12 33,100 2.51
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 29 32,908 2.49
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 141 31,343 2.37
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 151 30,429 2.31
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 20 30,320 2.30
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 142 26,090 1.98
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 114 24,603 1.86
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 66 23,810 1.80
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 46 22,556 1.71
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 127 22,437 1.70
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 22 22,370 1.69
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 36 20,676 1.57
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 8 18,885 1.43
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 121 18,112 1.37
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 61 17,754 1.34
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 24 17,590 1.33
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 55 11,927 0.90
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 49 10,290 0.78
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 50 10,288 0.78
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 11 10,243 0.78
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 62 10,060 0.76
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 74 9,973 0.76
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 27 8,928 0.68
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 9 8,902 0.67
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 64 8,583 0.65
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 20 7,702 0.58
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 29 7,662 0.58
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 72 7,410 0.56
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 33 7,364 0.56
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 29 6,498 0.49
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 38 6,392 0.48
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 6,322 0.48
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 35 5,447 0.41
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 10 5,021 0.38
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 4,774 0.36
Evangelical Friends Church International Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 26 4,515 0.34
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 28 4,426 0.34
Reconstructionist Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 3 4,263 0.32
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 9 4,180 0.32
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 15 4,139 0.31
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 3,750 0.28
Syrian (Syriac) Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 5 3,085 0.23
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 18 2,584 0.20
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 9 2,530 0.19
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 7 2,096 0.16
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 19 1,991 0.15
Eritrean Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 1,890 0.14
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 9 1,800 0.14
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 9 1,680 0.13
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 11 1,645 0.12
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 1,460 0.11
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 12 1,326 0.10
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 13 1,292 0.10
Ecumenical Catholic Communion Other Christians 7 1,105 0.08
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 10 1,006 0.08
Independent Judaism Judaism 6 850 0.06
Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 665 0.05
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 5 615 0.05
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 577 0.04
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 552 0.04
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 528 0.04
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 6 407 0.03
Bible Way Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ World Wide, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 400 0.03
Friends United Meeting Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 400 0.03
Open Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 11 370 0.03
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 320 0.02
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 5 319 0.02
Romanian Orthodox Metropolia of the Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 300 0.02
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 5 266 0.02
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 250 0.02
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 216 0.02
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 210 0.02
Malankara Mar Thoma Church Other Christians Other Groups Family 3 180 0.01
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 1 172 0.01
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (Covenanters) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 154 0.01
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada, and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 150 0.01
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American-Canadian Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 150 0.01
Apostolic Christian Church (Nazarene) - East Conference Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 3 145 0.01
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 8 144 0.01
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 129 0.01
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 100 0.01
North American and Europe Region of the Knanaya Archdiocese of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 70 0.01
Georgian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 65 0.00
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 60 0.00
Swedenborgian Church Other Christians Spiritualist Family 3 58 0.00
Apostolic Christian Church of America Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 55 0.00
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 54 0.00
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference of the United States and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 50 0.00
Biblical Mennonite Alliance Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 44 0.00
Church of God General Conference (Abrahamic Faith, McDonough, GA) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 38 0.00
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 22 0.00
Unaffiliated Conservative Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 18 0.00
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 15 0.00
Nazarene Christian Congregation (Side A or B) Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 13 0.00
Holiness Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Christadelphians Other Christians Other Groups Family 5
Evangelical Association of Reformed and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Vedanta Society Other Other Groups Family 3
American Ethical Union Other Liberal Family 1
Church of the Living God (Christian Workers for Fellowship) Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Church of the Living God, the Pillar and Ground of the Truth, Inc. [Lewis Dominion] Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Anglican Catholic Church Other Christians Anglican/Episcopal Family 2
Christian Congregation in North America Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Sovereign Grace Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 3
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 37
International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2
Unification Church Other Other Groups Family 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 21
Anglican Province of Christ the King Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Anglican Church in America Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 7
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 2
Every Nation Evangelical Protestant 4
Chabad Judaism Judaism 126
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 17
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, Oregon Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Armenian Evangelical Union of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 11
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 30
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3
Brethren Church (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 3
Brethren in Christ Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 27
Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 8
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 26
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 14
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 10
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 25
Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite) Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 5
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 35
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 60
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Fire Baptized Holiness Church (Wesleyan) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3
General Church of the New Jerusalem Other Christians Spiritualist Family 1
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 2
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 24
Jain Other Other Groups Family 1
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist Family 1
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 4
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 10
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 13
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 11
Pillar of Fire Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Polish National Catholic Church of America Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 23
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 18
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 13
Tao Other Other Groups Family 3
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Christians Other Groups Family 3
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 44
Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America Other Other Groups Family 2
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 13,200,998 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (6,689,396) included 50.7% 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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