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Religious Traditions, 2010

126,004 4,160 16,843 288,324 7,768 37,977 449,374
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 53 24,084 30.13
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 42 22,432 28.06
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 40 232,565 290.92
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 34 14,527 18.17
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 30 4,018 5.03
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 20 6,482 8.11
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 20 5,380 6.73
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 17 6,630 8.29
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 17 4,258 5.33
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 5,103 6.38
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 1,590 1.99
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 4,851 6.07
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 2,692 3.37
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 13 4,838 6.05
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 722 0.90
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 480 0.60
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 9 2,230 2.79
Buddhists Other Other Groups 8 --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 1,520 1.90
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 1,125 1.41
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 781 0.98
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 4,328 5.41
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 2,375 2.97
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 386 0.48
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 969 1.21
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 913 1.14
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 585 0.73
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 914 1.14
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 1,429 1.79
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 2,708 3.39
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 702 0.88
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 568 0.71
Sikh Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,378 1.72
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 2,834 3.55
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 3 417 0.52
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 374 0.47
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 840 1.05
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 909 1.14
Jewish Other Judaism 3 2,300 2.88
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 2,218 2.77
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 370 0.46
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 106 0.13
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 258 0.32
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 25 0.03
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,400 1.75
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 191 0.24
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 466 0.58
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 203 0.25
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 624 0.78
Hindus Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 800 1.00
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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1 450 0.56
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 144 0.18
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 667 0.83
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 77 0.10
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 300 0.38
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 372 0.47
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 68 0.09
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 180 0.23
Totals: 515 380,156  

The population of Fresno County, California was 799,407 in 2000; in 1990 it was 667,490. The total population changed 19.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (380,156) included 47.6% 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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