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Leading Religious Bodies
Los Angeles County, 2020

Angels Over Los Angeles

Angel in etched glass overlooking the Hollywood Freeway from the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Almanac Photo.

With more than 3 million adherents in 2020, Los Angeles County is home to the largest Catholic population in the United States. Cook County, Illinois (home of Chicago), is home to the second largest Catholic population in the nation with 1.5 million adherents.

Los Angeles County was home to more than 97,000 Buddhist adherents in 2020, making up nine percent of all Buddhist adherents in the nation. The county's Buddhist community is the largest concentration in the United States.

Also see:
-- Religious Bodies in Los Angeles County
-- Largest Protestant Christian Churches in Los Angeles County.

Adherents are members and their children and others who regularly attend services.

Religious Body Tradition Congregations Adherents
Catholic Church Catholic 274 3,148,829
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant 531 378,500
Muslim Estimate Muslim 74 142,661
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Latter-day Saints 198 124,938
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 588 118,072
Religious Body Tradition Congregations Adherents
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses 461 116,034
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 297 103,929
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant 122 77,607
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant 184 74,822
Mahayna Buddhist Buddhist 87 56,760
Religious Body Tradition Congregations Adherents
National Missionary Baptist Convention Black Protestant 164 55,116
Orthodox Judaism Judaism 37 44,400
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant 32 41,598
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 136 40,381
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 147 37,515

Source: The Association of Religion Data Archives.