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Madera 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 7 46,538 297.83
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 15 6,300 40.32
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 14 3,556 22.76
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 5 2,915 18.66
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 1,662 10.64
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 15 1,535 9.82
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 5 1,277 8.17
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 11 1,202 7.69
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 734 4.70
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 512 3.28
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 6 446 2.85
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 302 1.93
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 289 1.85
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 2 248 1.59
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 246 1.57
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 240 1.54
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 197 1.26
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 192 1.23
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 1 177 1.13
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 153 0.98
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 144 0.92
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 82 0.52
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 75 0.48
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 71 0.45
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 66 0.42
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 61 0.39
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2 39 0.25
Apostolic Christian Church (Nazarene) - West Conference Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 29 0.19
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1 28 0.18
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 27 0.17
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 27 0.17
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 19 0.12
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 4 0.03
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 156,255 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (69,393) included 44.4% 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

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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