Religious Groupings

County Report (Orange, CA)


Religious Affiliations, 2000

1,571,698 
226,552 117,177 779,647 151,215 1,571,698
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 28 10,165 20 6,034 -8 -4,131 -40.6%
Assyr Apost Ch 1 325 1 392 0 67 20.6%
Armen Ap Cilic 1 1,400 N.A.
Assemb of God 53 15,426 71 21,198 18 5,772 37.4%
As Ref Pres Ch 1 0 N.A.
Bapt Gen Conf 10 1,446 9 1,369 -1 -77 -5.3%
Bapt Miss Assn 2 93 2 120 0 27 29.0%
Brethren in Cr 1 71 N.A.
Catholic 60 503,628 61 779,647 1 276,019 54.8%
Chr & Miss Al 18 2,548 19 2,588 1 40 1.6%
Chr Ch (Disc) 11 3,799 10 2,595 -1 -1,204 -31.7%
Chr Chs&Chs Cr 16 13,807 22 14,973 6 1,166 8.4%
Christian Ref 13 2,336 19 3,140 6 804 34.4%
Ch God (Ander) 6 508 7 778 1 270 53.1%
Ch God (Cleve) 9 2,023 11 3,244 2 1,221 60.4%
Ch God Prophcy 4 184 5 283 1 99 53.8%
L-D Saints 115 49,608 115 48,776 0 -832 -1.7%
Ch of Brethren 2 57 1 63 -1 6 10.5%
Ch of Nazarene 18 4,100 22 7,544 4 3,444 84.0%
Chs of Christ 38 5,357 41 5,162 3 -195 -3.6%
Congr Ad Afl 1 294 1 167 0 -127 -43.2%
Consrv Bapt 9 10 4,836 1 N.A.
Episcopal 22 13,078 22 12,652 0 -426 -3.3%
Evan Free Ch 16 10,174 16 9,116 0 -1,058 -10.4%
E.L.C.A. 38 23,091 37 22,140 -1 -951 -4.1%
Free Methodist 9 1,051 8 1,074 -1 23 2.2%
Friends-USA 10 2,895 9 1,438 -1 -1,457 -50.3%
Greek Orthodox 2 2 2,253 0 N.A.
Indep.Charis. 15 33,950 13 43,100 -2 9,150 27.0%
Indep.Non-Char 20 26,555 12 22,490 -8 -4,065 -15.3%
Int Foursq Gos 17 4,341 28 3,758 11 -583 -13.4%
Pent Holiness 1 37 2 141 1 104 281.1%
Jewish Est 22 95,000 28 60,000 6 -35,000 -36.8%
Luth--MO Synod 30 19,374 30 19,073 0 -301 -1.6%
Menn Br US Conf 1 676 N.A.
Mennonite USA 1 0 1 100 0 100 N.A.
Missionary Ch 1 200 N.A.
Morav Ch-North 1 131 N.A.
Congr Chr Chs 4 893 2 305 -2 -588 -65.8%
Free Will Bapt 1 58 2 123 1 65 112.1%
N Am Bapt Conf 7 1,908 12 2,249 5 341 17.9%
OCA: Roman Dioc 1 1 1,200 0 N.A.
OCA: Ter Diocs 1 N.A.
Pent Ch of God 3 264 3 184 0 -80 -30.3%
Presb Ch (USA) 36 26,573 38 25,740 2 -833 -3.1%
Presb Ch Amer 4 363 7 3,678 3 3,315 913.2%
Ref Ch in Am 7 16,850 5 14,911 -2 -1,939 -11.5%
Salvation Army 4 948 5 4,885 1 3,937 415.3%
S.D.A. 16 8,376 16 7,134 0 -1,242 -14.8%
So Bapt Conv 46 26,956 77 32,652 31 5,696 21.1%
Syrian Orth Ch 1 400 N.A.
Unitarian-Univ 7 580 7 719 0 139 24.0%
Un C of Christ 13 2,852 13 2,464 0 -388 -13.6%
Un Methodist 45 22,240 43 15,757 -2 -6,483 -29.2%
Wesleyan 2 375 2 345 0 -30 -8.0%
WELS 3 988 3 810 0 -178 -18.0%
   Subtotal: 819 955,676 896 1,216,076 77 260,400 27.2%
           
Participants in 1990 only          
Advent Chr Ch 1 153          
Luth Ch-Am Asc 3 261          
Black Bapt Est 11321          
Chr Brethren 2 303          
Ch Cr,Scientst 20          
Ch God(7TH)Den 1 69          
Ch of Luth Br] 1 129          
Evan Luth Syn 1 68          
Fire Baptized 1 5          
IFCA 8          
Open Bible Std 1          
Ref Episcopal 1 55          
           
Participants in 2000 only          
Amer Bapt Assn     2 149      
Ant Orth of NA     4 1966      
Armen Ap Etchm     1 1848      
Baha'i     27 2137      
Buddhism     40      
Calvary Chapel     35      
Comm of Christ     4 510      
Coptic Orth Ch     3      
Evan Cov Ch     5 2212      
Reg Bapt Gen As     3 240      
Hindu     13      
Jain     2      
Muslim Est     16 39583      
OCA: Bulg Dioc     1 770      
Orth Pres Ch     6 494      
Serb Orth USA     1 400      
Sikh     2      
Un Ref Chs N.A.     2 411      
Metro Comm Ch     2 96      
Vineyard     16 7699      
Zoroastrian     4      
           
TOTALS: 859 968,040 1,085 1,274,591      

The population for this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 2,410,556; in 2000 it was 2,846,289.
The total population changed 18.1%. The unclaimed population represents 55.2% 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