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San Joaquin County (California)

Religious Traditions, 2010

67,940 3,251 12,067 183,692 1,368 33,949 383,039
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 % Change
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +18 -2 0%
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups +5 +7912 +382.6%
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +4 -908 -52.8%
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +3 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist +3 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist +2 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +2 +459 +11.3%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist +1 +151 +8.9%
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +1 +205 +197.1%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +1 +109 +7.7%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 +247 +77.7%
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist +1 +6 +2.3%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 -171 -12.3%
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 -17 -21%
Sikh Other Other Groups +1 --- ---
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +1 +1 +0.3%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 -203 -51.3%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 -100 -3.4%
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 -32 -47.1%
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 0 +32 +25.4%
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 0 -191 -24.9%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 +16 +11.3%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 +347 +38.4%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 +91 +66.4%
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 0 +11 +19.3%
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 -399 -9%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 +429 +43.6%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 +26 +21.7%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 0 -54 -21.7%
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 -11 -10%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 0 -12 -9.8%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -1 +641 +9%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism -1 +45207 +32.6%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist -1 -512 -68%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist -1 -116 -5.4%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist -1 -242 -52.4%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran -1 -920 -24.8%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -1 -694 -28.5%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness -1 +427 +111.8%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -1 -326 -48%
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist -2 -312 -54.7%
Bahá'í Other Other Groups -2 +59 +16.1%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness -2 -229 -95%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints -2 +5354 +52%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran -2 -1527 -52.5%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist -2 -135 -53.1%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -2 -674 -12.9%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness -3 +331 +25.6%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism -4 -873 -57.1%
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Independent Yearly Meetings of Friends* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: +16 +53401 +25.2%

The population of San Joaquin County, California was 563,598 in 2000; in 1990 it was 480,628. The total population changed 17.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (215,084) included 38.2% of the total population in 2000.

The population of San Joaquin County, California was 685,306 in 2010; in 2000 it was 563,598. The total population changed 21.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (302,267) included 44.1% of the total population in 2010.

* 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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