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Denver County, Colorado

Religious Traditions, 2010

52,278 8,458 38,023 5,830 159,489 40,681 295,399
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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 1,657 2.8
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 243 0.4
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 19 12,445 20.7
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 290 0.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 1,656 2.8
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 456 0.8
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 11 10,517 17.5
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 396 0.7
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 3 541 0.9
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 38 159,489 265.7
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 6 1,773 3.0
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 4 843 1.4
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 922 1.5
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,190 2.0
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 4 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 145 0.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 12 0.0
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 7 722 1.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 24 0.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 13 10,092 16.8
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 2,642 4.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 7 1,692 2.8
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 128 0.2
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 2 3,240 5.4
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 270 0.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 14 6,399 10.7
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 500 0.8
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 57 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 1,420 2.4
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 438 0.7
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 12 2,155 3.6
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 102 0.2
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 107 0.2
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 210 0.3
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 4,000 6.7
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 3 95 0.2
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 12 0.0
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 579 1.0
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 4 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 10 1,938 3.2
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 90 0.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 394 0.7
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 355 0.6
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 4 2,924 4.9
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 243 0.4
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 4,125 6.9
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 546 0.9
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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50 20,807 34.7
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 350 0.6
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 7 1,500 2.5
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 132 0.2
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 217 0.4
Pillar of Fire Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 75 0.1
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 5,487 9.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 0 ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 840 1.4
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 3 8,743 14.6
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 505 0.8
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 600 1.0
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 6,817 11.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 13 4,487 7.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 30 5,474 9.1
Tao Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 46 0.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 1,197 2.0
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 1,337 2.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 20 7,357 12.3
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 24 0.0
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 69 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 621 1.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 439 304,759  

The population of Denver County, Colorado was 600,158 in 2010; in 2000 it was 554,636. The total population changed 8.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (304,759) included 50.8% 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.


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