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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 Association, The Evangelical Protestant +7 -131 -20.0%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant -5 -1,599 -6.0%
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant +1 +90 n.a.
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant +1 +204 265.0%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +33 +12,337 43.0%
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant +9 +2,677 49.0%
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant +2 +236 319.0%
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant 0 -62 -72.0%
Catholic Church Catholic +9 +349,106 86.0%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant +13 +1,834 172.0%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant -8 -4,884 -25.0%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +22 +10,698 74.0%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant +4 +1,385 32.0%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 0 -3,373 -67.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +6 +2,972 161.0%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant +13 +353 n.a.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +113 +40,552 78.0%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant +1 -360 -30.0%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant +7 -2,240 -12.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +17 +821 5.0%
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant +1 +1,039 n.a.
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant +3 -2,778 -21.0%
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant +8 +1,669 n.a.
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant -6 -4,225 -11.0%
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant +12 +5,701 532.0%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant +44 +11,361 312.0%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant +20 +12,197 22.0%
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant +20 +14,718 n.a.
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant +3 -302 -21.0%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant +12 -40 -2.0%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox +7 +4,413 n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +13 +54,575 n.a.
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +19 +25,025 n.a.
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +18 +4,341 78.0%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant +4 +594 84.0%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology +31 +66,252 1153.0%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant +21 +589 1.0%
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant +3 +367 166.0%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant +2 +23 18.0%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant +7 +263 n.a.
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 0 +8 2.0%
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox +7 +662 n.a.
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant +2 +68 32.0%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant +8 +339 n.a.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant -5 -10,139 -18.0%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant +11 +2,156 165.0%
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant 0 -149 -86.0%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 0 +448 17.0%
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant +2 +109 n.a.
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant +8 +2,851 174.0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant +16 +1,082 7.0%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +87 +18,523 28.0%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology +5 +1,094 44.0%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant -12 -1,349 -6.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -1 -22,135 -22.0%
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant +3 +477 434.0%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant +17 +4,489 n.a.
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant +10 +1,653 79.0%
  Totals: +645 +606,585 +58.0%

The population of these 63 counties (or equivalents) in 1980 was 2,889,964; in 2000 it was 4,301,261. The total population changed 30.6%. The adherent totals for 1980 (1,050,387) represent 36.3% of the 1980 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (1,697,259) include 39.5% of the 2000 population. There is sufficient data for 58 groups to calculate 1980-2000 change. These 58 groups had 1,046,655 adherents in 1980 and 1,653,240 adherents in 2000, for a change of 58.0%

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 1980 data were collected by the Glenmary Research Center and include statistics for 111 Judeo-Christian church bodies, including number of churches and adherents. Bernard Quinn, Herman Anderson, Martin Bradley, Paul Goetting and Peggy Shriver supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1980, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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