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New Mexico

Denominational Groups, 2000

237,767 88,623 1,213 670,511 59,714 761,218
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
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant 1 238 0.2
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant 1 12 0.0
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 35 0.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 4 1,885 1.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 152 20,841 13.8
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 8 470 0.3
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant n.a. 7,046 4.7
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant 2 98 0.1
Catholic Church Catholic 403 467,356 308.5
Christ Catholic Church Evangelical Protestant 2 26 0.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 3 215 0.1
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 6 610 0.4
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 16 4,224 2.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 34 6,572 4.3
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 19 1,690 1.1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Theology 16 n.a. n.a.
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 8 536 0.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 37 2,240 1.5
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant 4 54 0.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 14 406 0.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 106 39,429 26.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 2 111 0.1
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant 1 15 0.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 48 6,571 4.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 169 19,780 13.1
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant 2 57 0.0
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 6 n.a. n.a.
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 1 2,224 1.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 47 10,691 7.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 7 830 0.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 22 11,378 7.5
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 10 355 0.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 13 396 0.3
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 2 n.a. n.a.
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant 3 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 9 5,075 3.4
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 19 23,078 15.2
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 13 1,114 0.7
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 25 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 5 236 0.2
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 6 6,075 4.0
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 32 6,604 4.4
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 6 387 0.3
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 5 192 0.1
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 2 n.a. n.a.
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 14 960 0.6
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 67 14,730 9.7
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 5 527 0.4
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 2 575 0.4
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 8 796 0.5
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 46 4,523 3.0
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 271 158,873 104.9
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 6 1,301 0.9
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 9 2,556 1.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 121 54,664 36.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 75 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 5 541 0.4
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 1,824 889,298  
The population of these counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 1,515,069. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (889,298) include 58.7% of the total population in 1990.

Source

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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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.