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Arapahoe County, Colorado

Religious Traditions, 2010

64,204 1,061 28,266 1,780 69,031 26,495 381,166
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational adherents include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The 2010 reports contain incomplete counts of congregations and adherents belonging to the eight largest historically African-American denominations. These denominations are not included in the 2000 reports and are largely missing from the 1990 and 1980 reports.
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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 13 69,031 120.7
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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35 25,169 44.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 27 14,505 25.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 13 11,536 20.2
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 10,616 18.6
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 30 8,901 15.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 5,692 10.0
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 8 5,552 9.7
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 3,602 6.3
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 3,559 6.2
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 3,450 6.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 3,289 5.7
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 2,748 4.8
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 2,364 4.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 2,342 4.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 1,960 3.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,937 3.4
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 1,818 3.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 8 1,402 2.5
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,100 1.9
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 874 1.5
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 854 1.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 853 1.5
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 819 1.4
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 587 1.0
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 2 520 0.9
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 510 0.9
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 406 0.7
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 400 0.7
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 388 0.7
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 379 0.7
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 360 0.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 273 0.5
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 252 0.4
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 212 0.4
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 200 0.3
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 187 0.3
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 185 0.3
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 180 0.3
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 176 0.3
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 172 0.3
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 157 0.3
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 145 0.3
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 3 140 0.2
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 132 0.2
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 128 0.2
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 3 112 0.2
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 110 0.2
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 106 0.2
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.2
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 81 0.1
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 3 76 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 73 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 66 0.1
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 50 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 1 0.0
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 --- ---
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 3 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 5 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 302 190,837  

The population of Arapahoe County, Colorado was 572,003 in 2010; in 2000 it was 487,967. The total population changed 17.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (190,837) included 33.4% of the total population in 2010.

* In an effort to better match the ASARB standards for adherents, a few religious bodies changed the way their adherents were reported in 2010, including the Catholic Church, Amish groups, Friends groups, Jewish groups, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Non-denominational Christian Churches, and the United Methodist Church. This change does not affect any of the data in the newly released 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. In fact, the data for these groups are now more comparable to that of other bodies than it was in previous decadal reports.

However, the change in methodology can distort assessments on growth or decline between 2000 and 2010 for each of these groups. County-level 2000 data using the new methodology are not readily available. ASARB staff has adjusted some 2000 county-level adherent statistics to allow for a more accurate picture on growth or decline. The revised maps and charts are now available on-line at www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

2010 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 236 religious groups, providing information on the number of their congregations and adherents within each state and county in the United States. Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E. Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study, published by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). [More information on the data collection]

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2010 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of 7.6 in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that about 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County were Episcopalian.