Religious Groupings

County Report (Los Angeles, CA)


Religious Affiliations, 2000

3,990,962 
587,791 370,146 3,806,377 764,062 3,990,962
Evangelical
Protestant
Mainline
Protestant
Catholic Other Unclaimed


  -------------1990------------ -------------2000------------ --1990-2000 Increase/Decrease
Religious Bodies Congregations Adherents Congregations Adherents Congregations Adherents Adherents
          # # %
Participants in 1990 and 2000 studies          
Amer Bapt USA 202 76,010 211 73,217 9 -2,793 -3.7%
Assyr Apost Ch 1 387 1 2,288 0 1,901 491.2%
Ap Chr Ch-Amer 2 88 1 80 -1 -8 -9.1%
Ap Chr Ch(Naz) 2 257 4 277 2 20 7.8%
Armen Ap Cilic 5 23,600 N.A.
Assemb of God 231 55,107 260 64,327 29 9,220 16.7%
As Ref Pres Ch 7 335 N.A.
Free Lutheran 1 63 1 20 0 -43 -68.3%
Bapt Gen Conf 29 16,502 32 13,490 3 -3,012 -18.3%
Bapt Miss Assn 3 496 2 468 -1 -28 -5.6%
Brethren (Ash) 2 102 1 19 -1 -83 -81.4%
Brethren in Cr 3 179 3 210 0 31 17.3%
Catholic 272 3,077,114 278 3,806,377 6 729,263 23.7%
Chr & Miss Al 47 6,214 48 7,174 1 960 15.4%
Chr Ch (Disc) 64 15,767 63 12,526 -1 -3,241 -20.6%
Chr Chs&Chs Cr 62 14,878 62 23,789 0 8,911 59.9%
Christian Ref 23 6,693 40 6,330 17 -363 -5.4%
Ch God (Ander) 31 7,038 40 5,928 9 -1,110 -15.8%
Ch God (Cleve) 30 3,401 36 3,998 6 597 17.6%
Ch God (Abr) 1 58 1 33 0 -25 -43.1%
Ch God Prophcy 20 973 22 1,255 2 282 29.0%
L-D Saints 271 103,286 239 97,347 -32 -5,939 -5.8%
Ch of Brethren 16 2,589 12 1,570 -4 -1,019 -39.4%
Ch of Nazarene 102 29,917 105 19,347 3 -10,570 -35.3%
Chs of Christ 114 24,257 109 19,507 -5 -4,750 -19.6%
Congr Ad Afl 2 340 N.A.
Consrv Bapt 39 53 12,347 14 N.A.
Consrv Congr 7 6,766 4 6,345 -3 -421 -6.2%
Episcopal 85 50,674 84 46,304 -1 -4,370 -8.6%
Evan Free Ch 30 5,357 30 7,828 0 2,471 46.1%
E.L.C.A. 132 43,542 116 32,408 -16 -11,134 -25.6%
Evan Presby Ch 3 198 1 31 -2 -167 -84.3%
Free Methodist 29 2,060 33 4,028 4 1,968 95.5%
Friends-USA 25 3,414 22 3,215 -3 -199 -5.8%
Greek Orthodox 8 8 7,845 0 N.A.
Indep.Charis. 30 34,565 11 71,500 -19 36,935 106.9%
Indep.Non-Char 22 32,970 16 25,320 -6 -7,650 -23.2%
Int Foursq Gos 231 65,280 225 52,362 -6 -12,918 -19.8%
Pent Holiness 12 3,147 18 3,337 6 190 6.0%
Jewish Est 145 501,700 202 564,700 57 63,000 12.6%
Luth--MO Synod 93 30,684 96 25,116 3 -5,568 -18.1%
Menn Br US Conf 5 304 14 440 9 136 44.7%
Mennonite USA 13 1,081 18 1,309 5 228 21.1%
Missionary Ch 14 3,584 9 1,352 -5 -2,232 -62.3%
Morav Ch-North 2 388 1 228 -1 -160 -41.2%
Congr Chr Chs 18 5,591 13 4,087 -5 -1,504 -26.9%
Free Will Bapt 7 405 6 372 -1 -33 -8.1%
Neth Ref Congr 1 27 1 15 0 -12 -44.4%
N Am Bapt Conf 2 86 3 112 1 26 30.2%
OCA: Roman Dioc 3 2 1,070 -1 N.A.
OCA: Ter Diocs 4 3 1,731 -1 N.A.
Pent Ch of God 20 1,432 25 1,175 5 -257 -17.9%
Presb Ch (USA) 170 64,168 167 52,125 -3 -12,043 -18.8%
Presb Ch Amer 17 2,125 23 1,066 6 -1,059 -49.8%
Ref Ch in Am 13 7,936 12 6,591 -1 -1,345 -16.9%
Ref Ch in U.S. 1 28 1 63 0 35 125.0%
Salvation Army 24 3,332 33 8,790 9 5,458 163.8%
S.D.A. 123 54,514 121 48,495 -2 -6,019 -11.0%
So Bapt Conv 226 128,895 312 111,634 86 -17,261 -13.4%
Syrian Orth Ch 3 9,000 2 6,500 -1 -2,500 -27.8%
Ukrainian Orth 2 840 N.A.
Unitarian-Univ 15 3,127 13 2,750 -2 -377 -12.1%
Un C of Christ 58 15,589 51 11,682 -7 -3,907 -25.1%
Un Methodist 186 70,590 177 54,676 -9 -15,914 -22.5%
Wesleyan 17 2,691 31 4,540 14 1,849 68.7%
WELS 9 1,750 8 1,257 -1 -493 -28.2%
   Subtotal: 3,373 4,598,716 3,550 5,369,098 177 770,382 16.8%
           
Participants in 1990 only          
Advent Chr Ch 6 443          
AME Zion 7 7458          
Luth Ch-Am Asc 3 621          
Apostolic Luth 1 30          
Black Bapt Est 268605          
Chr Brethren 17 1464          
Ch Cr,Scientst 75          
Ch God(7TH)Den 6 416          
Ch of Luth Br] 1 85          
Un Breth in Cr 3 107          
Estonian ELC 1 431          
Evan Luth Syn 1 65          
Evan Meth Ch 4 295          
Fire Baptized 2 18          
IFCA 21          
Lat Evan Luth 1 495          
Open Bible Std 11          
Ref Episcopal 2 40          
S-D Baptist GC 1 66          
           
Participants in 2000 only          
Amer Bapt Assn     16 1392      
Ant Orth of NA     6 3788      
Armen Ap Etchm     6 13182      
Baha'i     44 6346      
Buddhism     145      
Calvary Chapel     37      
Comm of Christ     11 1285      
Coptic Orth Ch     8      
Evan Cov Ch     14 6161      
Reg Bapt Gen As     19 2729      
Greek Orth Vslp     1 315      
Hindu     37      
Holy Orth in NA     1 135      
Int Chs of Crst     1 12429      
Int Cou Comm Ch     10 2173      
LandmrkBapt,I&U     4 156      
Macedonian Orth     1 600      
Malan Syr Orth     1 90      
Malan Dioc Am     1 375      
Muslim Est     48 92919      
NatPrimBapt USA     3 1030      
NT IndBapt&Rltd     5 933      
OCA: Bulg Dioc     3 2788      
Orth Pres Ch     7 546      
Prim Bapt Chrch     4      
Ref Baptist Chs     3      
Romania Orth Ar     1 438      
Rus Orth Abroad     3      
Serb Orth USA     2 4800      
Serb Orth: Grac     1      
Sikh     14      
Southw Bapt Fel     3      
Tao     4      
Un Ref Chs N.A.     1 34      
Metro Comm Ch     7 777      
Vineyard     20 4295      
Zoroastrian     2      
           
TOTALS: 3,536 4,879,355 4,044 5,528,814      

The population for this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 8,863,164; in 2000 it was 9,519,338.
The total population changed 7.4%. The unclaimed population represents 41.9% of the total in 2000.


Data source: Churches and Church Membership in the United States 1990 and Religious Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Copyright 2002, Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). All rights reserved. Published by Glenmary Research Center, 1312 Fifth Ave., North, Nashville, TN 37208. www.glenmary.org/grc