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El Paso County, Colorado

Denominational Groups, 2000

77,088 41,497 774 58,155 14,277 325,138
Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational "adherents" include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The historically African American denominations are not included in the 2000 congregation and membership totals. Many are also missing in 1990 and most historically African American denominations are missing in the 1980 reports.
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Reports


Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 1 51 0.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 6 3,887 7.5
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant 1 91 0.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 17 4,157 8.0
Bahá'í Other Theology 3 291 0.6
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 196 0.4
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant 1 24 0.1
Buddhism Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 3 n.a. n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic 21 58,155 112.5
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 5 965 1.9
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 3 1,135 2.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 8 3,012 5.8
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 1 409 0.8
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 1 140 0.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 3 423 0.8
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 1 28 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 26 11,489 22.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 19 4,198 8.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 9 1,767 3.4
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 309 0.6
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 3 1,725 3.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 8 4,363 8.4
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 2 329 0.6
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 6 1,155 2.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 14 8,385 16.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 2 91 0.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 2 94 0.2
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 156 0.3
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 1 543 1.1
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 17,000 32.9
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 4 6,400 12.4
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 3 760 1.5
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 276 0.5
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 4 1,500 2.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 8 4,811 9.3
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 3 404 0.8
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 1 609 1.2
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 1 38 0.1
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 2 231 0.5
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1 50 0.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 8 8,610 16.7
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 4 2,392 4.6
Primitive Baptist Churches--Old Line Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 1 857 1.7
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant 1 45 0.1
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 2 1,066 2.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 6 1,602 3.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 31 20,687 40.0
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 2 388 0.8
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 8 3,752 7.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 19 10,266 19.9
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 1 148 0.3
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 3 1,238 2.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 4 665 1.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 2 428 0.8
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 294 191,791  
Total (Adjusted)**:   222,490  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 397,014; in 2000 it was 516,929. The total population changed 30.2%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (191,791) include 37.1% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (222,490) include 43.0% of the population.

Source

*The “Unadjusted Totals” come from the 1990 and 2000 data collected by representatives of the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). While quite comprehensive, this data excludes most of the historically African-American denominations and some other major groups. As a result, these numbers will be an underestimate of the total adherence rate, particularly in areas with a large African-American population. The 2000 data included 149 religious groups and the final results are published in Religious Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Copyright © 2002, All rights reserved. The 1990 data included 132 groups and the final results are published in Churches and Church Membership in the United States 1990 Copyright © 1990, All rights reserved. Published by Glenmary Research Center, 1312 Fifth Ave., North, Nashville, TN 37208. www.glenmary.org [More information on the data collection]

**The “Adjusted Totals” include all adherents in the denominations counted by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and estimates adherent totals for the historically African-American denominations and other religious groups not listed in the ASARB totals. An article by Roger Finke and Christopher P. Scheitle (2005) reviews how these estimates were computed.

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2000 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of approximately 8 (8.1) in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County are Episcopalian.

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