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Santa Clara 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 62 503,382 259.98
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 96 99,470 51.37
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 20 40,626 20.98
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 6 39,831 20.57
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 42 26,502 13.69
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 65 16,086 8.31
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 80 15,281 7.89
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 46 14,368 7.42
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 20 11,558 5.97
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 31 10,662 5.51
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 30 9,002 4.65
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 24 7,898 4.08
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 12 7,395 3.82
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 4 6,701 3.46
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 5,220 2.70
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 4,500 2.32
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 6 4,395 2.27
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 17 4,176 2.16
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 21 4,084 2.11
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 18 3,670 1.90
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 3 3,553 1.83
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 3,250 1.68
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 10 2,695 1.39
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 2,400 1.24
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 12 2,316 1.20
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 9 2,230 1.15
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 11 2,063 1.07
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 2,000 1.03
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 20 1,944 1.00
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 14 1,817 0.94
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 3 1,500 0.77
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 1,500 0.77
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 9 1,493 0.77
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 11 1,393 0.72
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 6 1,190 0.61
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 10 1,150 0.59
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 1,015 0.52
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 1,004 0.52
Eritrean Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 910 0.47
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 4 883 0.46
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 822 0.42
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 4 710 0.37
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8 692 0.36
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 3 660 0.34
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 650 0.34
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 600 0.31
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 600 0.31
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6 582 0.30
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 544 0.28
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 502 0.26
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 7 501 0.26
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 6 456 0.24
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 452 0.23
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 370 0.19
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 350 0.18
Independent Judaism Judaism 2 325 0.17
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 300 0.15
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 190 0.10
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 8 174 0.09
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 160 0.08
Reconstructionist Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 149 0.08
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 132 0.07
Syrian (Syriac) Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 130 0.07
Open Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 100 0.05
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 68 0.04
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 54 0.03
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 50 0.03
General Church of the New Jerusalem Other Christians Spiritualist Family 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 12
Vedanta Society Other Other Groups Family 1
United Episcopal Church of North America Mainline Protestant 1
Anglican Province of Christ the King Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
American Ethical Union Other Liberal Family 1
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 8
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
Reformed Presbyterian Church Hanover Presbytery Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Christian Congregation in North America Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 4
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 6
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 5
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 5
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 16
Evangelical Association of Reformed and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2
Jain Other Other Groups Family 1
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 2
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 6
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 6
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 11
Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America Other Other Groups Family 2
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 1,936,259 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (881,436) included 45.5% 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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