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San Francisco 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 50 164,130 187.80
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 11 15,283 17.49
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 27 13,154 15.05
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 15 10,317 11.80
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 6 9,130 10.45
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 17 8,956 10.25
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 4 8,192 9.37
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 16 5,685 6.50
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 51 5,437 6.22
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 25 5,016 5.74
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 11 4,320 4.94
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 13 3,470 3.97
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 24 2,922 3.34
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 14 2,919 3.34
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 5 2,915 3.34
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 3 2,870 3.28
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 2 2,731 3.12
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 2,600 2.97
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 2,420 2.77
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 22 2,299 2.63
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 12 2,078 2.38
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 11 2,005 2.29
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 2,000 2.29
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 7 1,600 1.83
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 9 1,584 1.81
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 1,539 1.76
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 6 1,500 1.72
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 11 1,366 1.56
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 10 1,356 1.55
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 3 1,285 1.47
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 6 1,238 1.42
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 3 1,182 1.35
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 830 0.95
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 813 0.93
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 7 807 0.92
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 800 0.92
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 5 765 0.88
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 6 752 0.86
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 720 0.82
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 580 0.66
Reconstructionist Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 459 0.53
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 450 0.51
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 450 0.51
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 9 416 0.48
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 400 0.46
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 3 393 0.45
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 360 0.41
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 350 0.40
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 336 0.38
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 331 0.38
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 319 0.37
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 300 0.34
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 300 0.34
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 240 0.27
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 238 0.27
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 220 0.25
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 3 208 0.24
General Association of General Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 200 0.23
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 192 0.22
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 180 0.21
Eritrean Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 150 0.17
Open Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 120 0.14
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 112 0.13
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 104 0.12
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 1 100 0.11
Swedenborgian Church Other Christians Spiritualist Family 1 93 0.11
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 90 0.10
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 90 0.10
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 57 0.07
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1 56 0.06
Georgian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 55 0.06
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 55 0.06
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 49 0.06
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 28 0.03
Independent Judaism Judaism 3 0 0.00
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 9
Anglican Province of Christ the King Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Vedanta Society Other Other Groups Family 1
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Armenian Evangelical Union of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3
Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 3
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 4
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist Family 3
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 1
Tao Other Other Groups Family 4
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 873,965 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (307,067) included 35.1% 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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