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Largest Denominations in Southern California



Last updated 25 April 1999.

These tables only present data for selected counties, from the Glenmary Institute's 1990 study. Other religion statistics for California and some metropolitan areas are available online in the main Adherents.com Location index, or from the complete Glenmary county data collection. (Also see FAQ regarding county data.)

Top 10 Denominations in Los Angeles County

DenominationChurchesAdherentsPercent
Catholic Church 272 3,077,114 34.72%
Jewish Estimate 145 501,700 5.66
Black Baptists Estimate -- 268,605 3.03
Southern Baptist Convention 226 128,895 1.45
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 271 103,286 1.17
American Baptist Churches in The U.S.A. 202 76,010 0.86
United Methodist Church 186 70,590 0.80
International Church of The Foursquare Gospel 231 65,280 0.74
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 170 64,168 0.72
Assemblies of God 231 55,107 0.62


Top 10 Denominations in Orange County

DenominationChurchesAdherentsPercent
Catholic Church 60 503,628 20.89%
Jewish Estimate 22 95,000 3.94
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 115 49,608 2.06
Independent Charismatic Churches 15 33,950 1.41
Southern Baptist Convention 46 26,956 1.12
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 36 26,573 1.10
Independent Non-Charismatic Churches 20 26,555 1.10
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 38 23,091 0.96
United Methodist Church 45 22,240 0.92
Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod 30 19,374 0.80



Top 10 Denominations in San Diego County

Denomination Churches Adherents Percent
Catholic Church 105 413,025 16.53%
Jewish Estimate 17 70,000 2.80
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 112 46,863 1.88
Black Baptists Estimate -- 42,478 1.70
Southern Baptist Convention 73 30,304 1.21
Independent Non-Charismatic Churches 17 26,630 1.07
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 31 25,199 1.01
United Methodist Church 46 24,197 0.97
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 37 18,687 0.75
Episcopal Church 39 17,742 0.71



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Source: Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1990, published by the Glenmary Research Center, P.O. Box 507, Mars Hill, NC 28754. Principle investigator: Church Growth Research Center, Church of the Nazarene, Kansas City, MO.

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