Religious Groupings

County Report (Ventura, CA)


Religious Affiliations, 2000

417,525 
50,430 30,683 220,762 33,797 417,525
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 13 3,681 6 1,548 -7 -2,133 -57.9%
Assemb of God 18 4,026 19 3,409 1 -617 -15.3%
Free Lutheran 1 438 2 292 1 -146 -33.3%
Bapt Gen Conf 3 1,907 4 1,306 1 -601 -31.5%
Catholic 17 237,426 16 220,762 -1 -16,664 -7.0%
Chr & Miss Al 3 97 2 24 -1 -73 -75.3%
Chr Ch (Disc) 3 354 3 324 0 -30 -8.5%
Chr Chs&Chs Cr 9 2,576 9 3,334 0 758 29.4%
Christian Ref 2 154 N.A.
Ch God (Ander) 2 62 2 32 0 -30 -48.4%
Ch God (Cleve) 5 428 6 750 1 322 75.2%
Ch God (Abr) 1 29 1 34 0 5 17.2%
Ch God Prophcy 3 135 3 154 0 19 14.1%
L-D Saints 42 16,294 42 15,907 0 -387 -2.4%
Ch of Nazarene 9 1,364 10 1,172 1 -192 -14.1%
Chs of Christ 23 2,436 20 2,067 -3 -369 -15.1%
Consrv Bapt 2 3 165 1 N.A.
Episcopal 9 5,054 9 4,859 0 -195 -3.9%
Evan Free Ch 5 1,175 5 1,330 0 155 13.2%
E.L.C.A. 12 7,871 12 8,503 0 632 8.0%
Free Methodist 1 33 N.A.
Friends-USA 3 169 3 278 0 109 64.5%
Greek Orthodox 1 1 375 0 N.A.
Indep.Charis. 4 2,950 3 4,250 -1 1,300 44.1%
Indep.Non-Char 4 3,445 3 3,500 -1 55 1.6%
Int Foursq Gos 13 1,854 28 5,095 15 3,241 174.8%
Pent Holiness 3 158 2 167 -1 9 5.7%
Jewish Est 5 8,000 6 15,000 1 7,000 87.5%
Luth--MO Synod 11 4,519 11 4,827 0 308 6.8%
Missionary Ch 4 1,936 3 4,910 -1 2,974 153.6%
Free Will Bapt 2 118 3 186 1 68 57.6%
OCA: Ter Diocs 1 1 188 0 N.A.
Pent Ch of God 2 128 4 246 2 118 92.2%
Presb Ch (USA) 12 6,221 13 6,679 1 458 7.4%
Salvation Army 2 143 3 261 1 118 82.5%
S.D.A. 10 3,907 10 3,575 0 -332 -8.5%
So Bapt Conv 18 8,111 19 6,056 1 -2,055 -25.3%
Unitarian-Univ 4 314 3 474 -1 160 51.0%
Un C of Christ 4 817 4 668 0 -149 -18.2%
Un Methodist 16 8,360 17 7,016 1 -1,344 -16.1%
Wesleyan 1 130 2 148 1 18 13.8%
WELS 1 281 1 157 0 -124 -44.1%
   Subtotal: 302 336,947 316 330,182 14 -6,765 -2.0%
           
Participants in 1990 only          
Black Bapt Est 4271          
Chr Brethren 1 60          
Ch Cr,Scientst 8          
Evan Luth Syn 1 82          
IFCA 1          
           
Participants in 2000 only          
Amer Bapt Assn     7 473      
Baha'i     10 525      
Buddhism     3      
Calvary Chapel     6      
Comm of Christ     2 119      
Coptic Orth Ch     1      
Evan Cov Ch     1 557      
Reg Bapt Gen As     3 171      
Hindu     1      
Int Cou Comm Ch     1 245      
Muslim Est     1 1891      
NT IndBapt&Rltd     1 186      
Orth Pres Ch     1 44      
Prim Bapt Chrch     1      
Ref Baptist Chs     2      
Rus Orth Abroad     1      
Vineyard     6 1279      
           
TOTALS: 313 341,360 364 335,672      

The population for this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 669,016; in 2000 it was 753,197.
The total population changed 12.6%. The unclaimed population represents 55.4% 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