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El Paso County, Colorado

Religious Traditions, 2010

95,284 2,686 33,697 947 52,310 22,775 414,564
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 23 52,310 84.1
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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57 46,932 75.4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 36 18,602 29.9
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 48 16,213 26.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 18 12,181 19.6
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 6,448 10.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 10 6,040 9.7
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 17 4,927 7.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 8 4,058 6.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 3,803 6.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 2,974 4.8
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 16 2,751 4.4
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 2,589 4.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 7 2,536 4.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 2,223 3.6
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 1,959 3.1
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 3 1,859 3.0
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 1,569 2.5
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 1,439 2.3
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 1,365 2.2
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 1,236 2.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 1,188 1.9
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 1,133 1.8
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 937 1.5
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 6 634 1.0
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 618 1.0
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 2 591 0.9
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 575 0.9
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 564 0.9
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 516 0.8
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 509 0.8
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 500 0.8
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 471 0.8
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 463 0.7
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 432 0.7
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 359 0.6
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 345 0.6
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 322 0.5
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 0 321 0.5
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 300 0.5
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 279 0.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 241 0.4
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 217 0.3
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 213 0.3
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 180 0.3
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 176 0.3
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 167 0.3
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 157 0.3
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 156 0.3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 148 0.2
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 131 0.2
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 129 0.2
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 128 0.2
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 125 0.2
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 102 0.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 95 0.2
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 68 0.1
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 56 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 35 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 34 0.1
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 30 0.0
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 13 0.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 13 0.0
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 10 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 4 0.0
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 5 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 10 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 426 207,699  

The population of El Paso County, Colorado was 622,263 in 2010; in 2000 it was 516,929. The total population changed 20.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (207,699) 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.