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Santa Barbara County (California)

Religious Traditions, 2010

24,775 1,979 10,610 146,940 1,536 15,951 222,104
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 18 164,882 412.88
Jewish Other Judaism 4 7,700 19.28
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 15 5,607 14.04
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 4,723 11.83
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 7 3,752 9.40
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 3,605 9.03
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 3,267 8.18
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 2,723 6.82
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 2,708 6.78
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 7 2,429 6.08
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 7 2,217 5.55
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 1,979 4.96
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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2 1,775 4.44
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 1,414 3.54
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 1,327 3.32
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 1,087 2.72
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 949 2.38
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 828 2.07
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 711 1.78
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 8 691 1.73
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 678 1.70
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 662 1.66
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 609 1.52
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 600 1.50
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 573 1.43
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 501 1.25
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 485 1.21
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 470 1.18
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 409 1.02
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 336 0.84
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 327 0.82
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 327 0.82
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 5 305 0.76
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 289 0.72
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 285 0.71
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 270 0.68
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 246 0.62
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 148 0.37
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 129 0.32
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 122 0.31
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 117 0.29
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 101 0.25
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 92 0.23
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 80 0.20
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 73 0.18
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 68 0.17
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 65 0.16
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 40 0.10
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 38 0.10
Buddhists Other Other Groups 9 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
Hindus Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Totals: 229 222,819  

The population of Santa Barbara County, California was 399,347 in 2000; in 1990 it was 369,608. The total population changed 8.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (222,819) included 55.8% 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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