Santa Cruz County Churches

Guide to Churches in Santa Cruz County California, including Leading Christian Denominations

This guide provides a listing of Christian churches and cathedrals and other places of Christian worship in Santa Cruz County California. The guide serves as a starting point of information for residents, visitors, and those considering moving to the area. You may want to attend services at several different churches to find the right church leadership, congregation, ministries, observances and other aspects of church life that appeal to you.

Find Christian resources in Santa Cruz by city which include Santa Cruz Churches,  Watsonville Churches,  Scotts Valley Churches,  Capitola Churches,  Aptos Churches,  Interlaken Churches. To browse through churches by all cities in Santa Cruz County, see the list in the left column.

Leading Christian Denominations in Santa Cruz County California

Evangelical Denominations13,927
Catholic Church55,350
American Baptist Churches201
Assemblies of God2,065
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)195
Church of the Nazarene548
Episcopal Church1,575
Evangelical Lutheran Church1,129
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel967
Presbyterian Church1,327
Seventh-Day Adventist Church1,551
United Church of Christ725
United Methodist Church1,112


Note: The data was downloaded from the Association of Religion Data Archives, and were collected by Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies.


About Santa Cruz County California - Background Information

Total population249,705
Population per square mile574.4 people
Births3,399
Median income$52,031
Average travel time to work27.8 minutes
Number of companies26,725
Size of Santa Cruz County California445.24 square miles

Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau