Religious Groupings

County Report (Riverside, CA)


Religious Affiliations, 2000

880,584 
125,104 40,348 436,440 62,911 880,584
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 16 4,540 15 3,961 -1 -579 -12.8%
Assyr Apost Ch 0 36 N.A.
Assemb of God 50 8,065 51 11,702 1 3,637 45.1%
Free Lutheran 1 73 N.A.
Bapt Gen Conf 9 2,067 11 1,337 2 -730 -35.3%
Bapt Miss Assn 1 0 N.A.
Brethren in Cr 2 201 3 257 1 56 27.9%
Catholic 44 202,048 53 436,440 9 234,392 116.0%
Chr & Miss Al 4 322 7 4,799 3 4,477 1,390.4%
Chr Ch (Disc) 5 1,448 4 971 -1 -477 -32.9%
Chr Chs&Chs Cr 11 3,678 11 8,805 0 5,127 139.4%
Christian Ref 1 156 3 657 2 501 321.2%
Ch God (Ander) 6 494 5 729 -1 235 47.6%
Ch God (Cleve) 9 734 10 1,340 1 606 82.6%
Ch God Prophcy 3 138 6 353 3 215 155.8%
L-D Saints 67 28,987 82 34,314 15 5,327 18.4%
Ch of Brethren 1 0 N.A.
Ch of Nazarene 15 3,476 16 3,521 1 45 1.3%
Chs of Christ 33 3,485 34 3,792 1 307 8.8%
Consrv Bapt 7 10 1,667 3 N.A.
Consrv Congr 1 146 1 45 0 -101 -69.2%
Episcopal 16 4,504 16 5,756 0 1,252 27.8%
Evan Free Ch 7 2,106 7 5,009 0 2,903 137.8%
E.L.C.A. 15 6,395 16 7,750 1 1,355 21.2%
Evan Presby Ch 1 0 1 76 0 76 N.A.
Free Methodist 5 738 7 946 2 208 28.2%
Friends-USA 4 305 1 200 -3 -105 -34.4%
Greek Orthodox 1 2 642 1 N.A.
Indep.Charis. 8 3,860 5 11,700 -3 7,840 203.1%
Indep.Non-Char 7 3,675 10 10,105 3 6,430 175.0%
Int Foursq Gos 26 5,149 31 5,168 5 19 0.4%
Pent Holiness 6 452 7 640 1 188 41.6%
Jewish Est 8 11,720 11 19,750 3 8,030 68.5%
Luth--MO Synod 17 7,750 19 6,932 2 -818 -10.6%
Mennonite USA 1 20 N.A.
Missionary Ch 6 571 5 969 -1 398 69.7%
Morav Ch-North 1 128 1 117 0 -11 -8.6%
Free Will Bapt 1 13 1 63 0 50 384.6%
N Am Bapt Conf 1 68 1 99 0 31 45.6%
OCA: Roman Dioc 1 1 21 0 N.A.
Pent Ch of God 11 936 7 817 -4 -119 -12.7%
Presb Ch (USA) 12 6,555 14 5,097 2 -1,458 -22.2%
Presb Ch Amer 2 72 N.A.
Ref Ch in Am 6 4,581 7 6,442 1 1,861 40.6%
Salvation Army 1 167 5 1,000 4 833 498.8%
S.D.A. 26 15,521 31 14,423 5 -1,098 -7.1%
So Bapt Conv 51 20,108 64 21,857 13 1,749 8.7%
Unitarian-Univ 3 173 3 306 0 133 76.9%
Un C of Christ 8 2,100 8 1,836 0 -264 -12.6%
Un Methodist 21 8,361 23 6,906 2 -1,455 -17.4%
Wesleyan 2 522 1 240 -1 -282 -54.0%
WELS 1 267 3 407 2 140 52.4%
   Subtotal: 562 366,911 630 649,964 68 283,053 77.1%
           
Participants in 1990 only          
Black Bapt Est 17726          
Chr Brethren 2 200          
Ch Cr,Scientst 9          
Ch God(7TH)Den 1 69          
Evan Meth Ch 1 99          
IFCA 8          
Open Bible Std 2          
S-D Baptist GC 2 63          
           
Participants in 2000 only          
Amer Bapt Assn     2 113      
Ant Orth of NA     2 280      
Armen Ap Etchm     1 123      
Baha'i     11 677      
Buddhism     9      
Calvary Chapel     22      
Comm of Christ     2 265      
Coptic Orth Ch     4      
Reg Bapt Gen As     3 952      
Hindu     1      
LandmrkBapt,I&U     2 58      
Muslim Est     5 7864      
NT IndBapt&Rltd     1 190      
Orth Pres Ch     2 127      
Prim Bapt Chrch     2      
Ref Baptist Chs     1      
Sikh     2      
Metro Comm Ch     2 147      
Vineyard     7 4043      
           
TOTALS: 587 385,068 711 664,803      

The population for this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 1,170,413; in 2000 it was 1,545,387.
The total population changed 32.0%. The unclaimed population represents 57.0% 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