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Riverside 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 51 652,046 269.64
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 142 127,904 52.89
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 89 56,159 23.22
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 151 42,722 17.67
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 138 25,299 10.46
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 42 22,721 9.40
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 19 21,692 8.97
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 10 20,483 8.47
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 88 16,685 6.90
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 14 8,661 3.58
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 24 5,590 2.31
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 2 4,500 1.86
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 22 4,183 1.73
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 16 4,103 1.70
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 27 3,845 1.59
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 15 3,752 1.55
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 6 3,713 1.54
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 3,676 1.52
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 21 3,463 1.43
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5 3,403 1.41
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 20 3,170 1.31
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 16 2,964 1.23
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 13 2,426 1.00
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 8 1,778 0.74
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 11 1,667 0.69
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 1,500 0.62
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 8 1,440 0.60
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 7 1,362 0.56
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 5 1,354 0.56
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 3 1,342 0.55
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5 1,176 0.49
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 992 0.41
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 9 974 0.40
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 8 923 0.38
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 846 0.35
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 17 764 0.32
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 755 0.31
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 750 0.31
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 6 722 0.30
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 3 660 0.27
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 570 0.24
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 570 0.24
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 538 0.22
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 500 0.21
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 450 0.19
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference of the United States and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 440 0.18
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 3 410 0.17
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 394 0.16
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 3 392 0.16
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 3 253 0.10
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 6 252 0.10
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 200 0.08
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 178 0.07
Open Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 160 0.07
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 3 154 0.06
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 142 0.06
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 130 0.05
Moravian Church in America (Unitas Fratrum), Northern Province Mainline Protestant 1 127 0.05
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1 125 0.05
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 124 0.05
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 110 0.05
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 91 0.04
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 75 0.03
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 44 0.02
Evangelical Friends Church International Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 44 0.02
Ecumenical Catholic Communion Other Christians 2 35 0.01
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Orthodox Anglican Church Mainline Protestant 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 8
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
United Episcopal Church of North America Mainline Protestant 1
International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 5
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Reformed Baptist Network Evangelical Protestant 1
Christian Congregation in North America Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 3
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 8
Brethren in Christ Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 5
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 12
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8
Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite) Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 13
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 2
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 4
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 2
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 3
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 18
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 2,418,185 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,068,673) included 44.2% 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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