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Jefferson County, Colorado

Religious Traditions, 2010

68,794   22,716 1,070 80,219 17,966 343,778
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 17 80,219 150.1
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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44 34,140 63.9
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 22 11,175 20.9
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 14 9,048 16.9
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 25 6,571 12.3
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 11 6,076 11.4
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 12 5,756 10.8
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 4,501 8.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 9 2,749 5.1
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 2,693 5.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 2,488 4.7
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 2,223 4.2
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 2,000 3.7
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 1,680 3.1
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 6 1,636 3.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 1,522 2.8
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,484 2.8
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 1,180 2.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 1,103 2.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 953 1.8
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 944 1.8
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 915 1.7
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 865 1.6
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 774 1.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 664 1.2
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 640 1.2
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 573 1.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 562 1.1
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 558 1.0
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 527 1.0
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 516 1.0
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 421 0.8
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 400 0.7
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 388 0.7
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 327 0.6
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 315 0.6
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 309 0.6
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 300 0.6
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 190 0.4
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 183 0.3
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 3 181 0.3
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 150 0.3
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 138 0.3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 130 0.2
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 128 0.2
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 98 0.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 91 0.2
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 77 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 66 0.1
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 60 0.1
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 31 0.1
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 30 0.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 17 0.0
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Canadian and American Reformed Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 3 --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 9 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Tao Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Totals: 335 190,765  

The population of Jefferson County, Colorado was 534,543 in 2010; in 2000 it was 527,056. The total population changed 1.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (190,765) included 35.7% 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.