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Leading Religious Bodies by Adherents
Orange County, 2000

Religious Body

Affiliation

Congregations

Adherents

2000

1990

2000

1990

All Reporting Bodies

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1,085

859

1,274,591

968,040

Catholic Church

Catholic Church

61

60

779,647

503,628

Jewish Estimate

Other

28

22

60,000

95,000

Assemblies of God

Protestant Evangelical

71

53

21,198

15,426

Christian Churches & Churches of Christ

Protestant Evangelical

22

16

14,973

13,807

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Other

115

115

48,776

49,608

Episcopal Church

Protestant Mainline

22

22

12,652

13,078

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Protestant Mainline

37

38

22,140

23,091

Independent, Charismatic Churches

Protestant Evangelical

13

15

43,100

33,950

Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches

Protestant Evangelical

12

20

22,490

26,555

Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod

Protestant Evangelical

30

30

19,073

19,374

Muslim Estimate

Other

16

NA

39,583

NA

Presbyterian Church (USA)

Protestant Mainline

38

36

25,740

26,573

Reformed Church in America

Protestant Mainline

5

7

14,911

16,850

Southern Baptist Convention

Protestant Evangelical

77

46

32,652

26,956

United Methodist Church

Protestant Mainline

43

45

15,757

22,240

 

2000 Census Population (OC)

2,846,289

Percent of Population Claimed by Reporting Groups (OC)

44.8%

Percent of Population Claimed by Reporting Groups (National Average)

50.2%

* Estimates by the Almanac.
Source: Assn. of Statisticians of American Religious Books, Glenmary Institute and Adherents.com

 

 

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