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Colorado

Denominational Groups, 2000

457,658 295,740 6,196 752,505 185,160 2,604,002
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
Catholic Church Catholic 298 752,505 175.0
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 11 509 0.1
Amish; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant 1 37 0.0
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 1 90 0.0
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant 2 281 0.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 180 41,123 9.6
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 1 32 0.0
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 3 230 0.1
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 31 8,113 1.9
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 3 310 0.1
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant 1 0 0.0
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant 1 24 0.0
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 21 n.a. n.a.
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 18 2,898 0.7
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 80 25,105 5.8
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 19 5,698 1.3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 25 1,688 0.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 26 4,823 1.1
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 6 0.0
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 2 172 0.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 13 353 0.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 10 847 0.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 90 16,814 3.9
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 149 16,356 3.8
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 20 2,153 0.5
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 51 10,488 2.4
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 8 1,669 0.4
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 18 6,773 1.6
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 65 14,996 3.5
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 20 14,718 3.4
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 13 1,130 0.3
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 14 1,606 0.4
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 13 54,575 12.7
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 19 25,025 5.8
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 57 9,880 2.3
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 2 1,624 0.4
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 20 1,301 0.3
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 121 47,283 11.0
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant 4 588 0.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 20 1,982 0.5
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant 3 143 0.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 223 0.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 7 263 0.1
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Baptist Associations/Fellowships Evangelical Protestant 57 7,810 1.8
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 5 424 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 4 282 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 8 339 0.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 15 3,460 0.8
Primitive Baptist Churches--Old Line Evangelical Protestant 4 n.a. n.a.
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant 1 24 0.0
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant 2 109 0.0
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 17 4,493 1.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 88 16,634 3.9
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 243 85,083 19.8
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant 1 143 0.0
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 21 8,699 2.0
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 17 4,489 1.0
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 27 3,740 0.9
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 77 27,153 6.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 39 14,973 3.5
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant 1 1,039 0.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 102 34,942 8.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 120 66,877 15.6
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 31 1,574 0.4
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant 2 763 0.2
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 3 147 0.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 124 46,454 10.8
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 8 3,026 0.7
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 63 20,919 4.9
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 222 77,286 18.0
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 5 587 0.1
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox 6 796 0.2
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 7 4,413 1.0
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, American Diocese of the Orthodox 1 75 0.0
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 7 662 0.2
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox 1 250 0.1
Bahá'í Other Theology 30 2,420 0.6
Buddhism Other Theology 72 n.a. n.a.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 243 92,326 21.5
Hindu Other Theology 7 n.a. n.a.
Jain Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 41 72,000 16.7
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 12 14,855 3.5
Sikh Other Theology 5 n.a. n.a.
Tao Other Theology 3 n.a. n.a.
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 18 3,559 0.8
Zoroastrian Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 3,228 1,697,259  
Total (Adjusted)**:   1,930,073  
The population of these 63 counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 3,294,394; in 2000 it was 4,301,261. The total population changed 30.6%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,697,259) include 39.5% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (1,930,073) include 44.9% 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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