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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 % Change
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant -7 -1,180 -4.2%
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 0 +23 34.3%
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant +1 +182 183.8%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +15 +6,985 20.5%
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant +7 +1,990 32.5%
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant +1 +214 222.9%
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant -2 -229 -90.5%
Catholic Church Catholic +12 +269,613 55.8%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant -3 +861 42.3%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant -2 +62 0.4%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +3 +6,840 37.4%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant +1 +1,182 26.2%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant -4 -453 -21.2%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +5 +1,779 58.4%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant -6 -176 -33.3%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +50 +22,013 31.3%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant +1 -274 -24.4%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant +2 -641 -3.7%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -1 -956 -5.5%
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant 0 -22 -2.1%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant +3 n.a. n.a.
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant +4 +541 48.0%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant -2 -1,177 -3.3%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant +22 +7,264 93.9%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant +1 +5,209 8.4%
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant +9 +5,883 66.6%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant -1 -158 -12.3%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant +4 -288 -15.5%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 0 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant -10 +28,125 106.3%
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant -14 +6,970 38.6%
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +10 +1,708 20.9%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant +4 +149 12.9%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology +15 +23,450 48.3%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant +7 +21 0.0%
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant +1 +272 86.1%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant -4 -160 -7.5%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 0 -182 -55.3%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant +1 +19 7.8%
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant +1 +16 3.9%
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox +1 n.a. n.a.
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant -2 -420 -55.3%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant -5 -4,377 -8.6%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant +5 +1,232 55.3%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 0 -73 -2.4%
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant -2 -10 -8.4%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant +6 +3,865 615.4%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant +13 -258 -1.5%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +51 +3,456 4.2%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology +6 +638 21.8%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant -10 -1,703 -7.5%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 0 -14,024 -15.4%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant -1 +2,409 115.8%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant +6 +480 14.7%
  Totals: +192 +376,690 +30.0%

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 adherent totals for 1990 (1,294,376) represent 39.3% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (1,697,259) include 39.5% of the 2000 population. There is sufficient data for 51 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 51 groups had 1,254,794 adherents in 1990 and 1,631,484 adherents in 2000, for a change of 30.0%

Sources

The 2000 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and includes statistics for 149 religious groups, including number of churches and adherents. Dale E. Jones, Sherri Doty, Clifford Grammich, James E. Horsch, Richard Houseal, Mac Lynn, John P. Marcum, Kenneth M. Sanchagrin and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Religious Congregations & Membership in the United States, 2000, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

The 1990 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 132 religious groups, including number of churches and adherents. Martin B. Bradley, Norman M. Green, Jr., Dale E. Jones, Mac Lynn, and Lou McNeil supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1990, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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